handwaving

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handwaving

Actions, words, or ideas that are meant to impress or appear convincing but which are in reality insubstantial or inconsequential. (Sometimes hyphenated or spelled as two words.) The governor has been doing a lot of political handwaving over the issue of immigration lately, but few suspect that anything will actually be accomplished in the coming year. Enough with the hand-waving—just give me a direct answer!
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