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digress from (something)

To begin to discuss something other than the current topic or issue. You totally digress from your argument in this paragraph, so cut it from your paper.
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digress from something

[for a speaker or writer] to stray from the subject. I am going to digress from my prepared text. You will pardon me if I digress from my point a little.
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Craig Baylis, representing Novus Leisure, the company which owns Digress, said that since the order had been served, staff had worked night and day to clean the premises.
A sign on the doors of Digress later said: "Closed due to staff training.
Digress, Edmund Street, Birmingham city centre (0121 200 0980).
On the other hand, the wealth of this material causes Benson to digress frequently from the main thrust of his difficult argument.
But we digress - in a city that was not unnaturally organizing a celebration.
Customers at the busy Digress bar were stunned as Birmingham environmental health officers swooped yesterday lunchtime.
Of course, the crosstown Cubs haven't won a Series title since 1908, and are still blaming Steve Bartman and an old billy goat for their woes, but we digress.
The auction for Urbium, which operates the Digress bar in Birmingham city centre, was kick-started by a surprise approach from Regent Inns.
We are not expected to overtake at road junctions anyway, but I digress.
We didn't have it in the sixties And the sixties were a mess With sex and drugs and rock and roll But don't let me digress
Tiger Tiger bar owner Urbium - which also owns Birmingham's Digress Bar on Newhall Street - saw its share price surge 12 per cent after confirmation that it was locked in exclusive takeover talks.
Regent made four approaches to Urbium but saw each attempt it made knocked back by the owner of the Tiger Tiger bar chain and Digress in Birmingham's Newhall Street.
Not that I can recall a snowman being a member of the Holy Family,but I digress.
Because the class size was limited, the instructor was able to digress and elaborate on details that pertained directly to what I was doing within my company.
The deadline comes two weeks after Urbium, which owns the Digress bar in Newhall Street, Birmingham, said it had rejected an approach from Regent because it was too low and mainly shares-based.