digress from

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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I am disappointed at the way the whole debate was allowed by SC to digress from a Human Rights issue to merely drug pricing, maybe the honourable judges were too busy in more pressing issues than the concerns of the common citizens of this country.
Telling Bhat that they would go through his pleas, the bench asked him to come prepared to address the court and not to digress from his issue raised by him.
Schools that will digress from the schedule should notify their respective regional offices in advance, she said.
Is the saffron party so dispirited on its own economic outlook that it is virtually inviting the Opposition to digress from serious issues and get into rhetorical vote bank politics?
Anchors of these shows exploit a topic beyond measure as the discussion sometimes tends to digress from the topic of the show, Mostly, the anchors are trying to befool the viewers and creating a film scene to promote their shows for higher ratings to get more advertisements.
Regular readers will forgive us if we digress from the usual format to present the following (courtesy of our resident curry expert, or more specifically, his good lady).
The younger the swimmer, the more likely he will be to digress from good basic skills.
Rodolfo Biazon that "President (Aquino) could not afford to digress from the official government position on the dispute as already expressed by the Department of Foreign Affairs.