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double-talk

1. Speech that is intentionally misleading, unclear, or confusing. After all this double-talk, I have no idea what the candidate actually believes in.
2. Nonsense speech. I can't understand half of the cutesy double-talk that my mom subjects the baby to.

double talk

1. Meaningless speech, gibberish mixing real and invented words. For example, Some popular songs are actually based on double talk. [1930s]
2. Also, doublespeak. Deliberately ambiguous and evasive language. For example, I got tired of her double talk and demanded to know the true story, or His press secretary was very adept at doublespeak. This usage dates from the late 1940s, and the variant from about 1950.
See also: double, talk
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From the amount of double talk coming out of City Hall in the past two weeks, it appears obvious that the answer is yes.
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That his allies are doing the opposite is something that we have to ponder if this is political double talk,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Monday.