fudge the issue

fudge the issue

To dodge or avoid doing something. The phrase often has a connotation of deceit. The finance department is fudging the issue for now, but once news reaches the CEO, they will have to admit whatever they did to make these figures so impressive. I know you didn't do any of the chores I assigned you, and you can't fudge the issue any longer!
See also: fudge, issue
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Fudge the issue CADBURY has dropped the Fudge bar from its festive selection box and replaced it with a Dairy Milk Oreo, sparking anger from some chocolate lovers.
The President's own allies in the Senate may be tempted to fudge the issue and give the show-cause order due course-but they would be dragging their own institution closer to the precipice of irrelevance.
If it sounds like I'm trying to fudge the issue, then I'm not.
Both have suffered with injuries, meaning that Capello and Pearce have been able to fudge the issue until now.
Despite his best attempts to fudge the issue when he was called to give evidence, the Chilcot inquiry have recognised the former prime minister's central role in leading the UK into the worst foreign policy disaster in recent history.
Despite his best attempts to fudge the issue when he was called to give evidence, the Chilcot inquiry has recognised the former Prime Minister's central role in leading the UK into the worst foreign policy disaster in recent history.
Daresbury's only other option is to simply fudge the issue and state that Brooks is from Warrington.
As things stand it looks like the only way out is to either clear the club, which given the information already in the public domain seems unlikey, or to fudge the issue.
We shouldn't fudge the issue of exactly who it is that the public are angry at.
Speaking with trademark honesty, he didn't fudge the issue when asked about his Lions prospects.
Nice attempt Qasim Alikhan, 'Finger pointing will lead us nowhere' (GDN, December 5) to fudge the issue at hand but I am sorry to puncture your "India blames us for everything balloon.
c) Fudge the issue by saying how you get along with everyone at work?
Reed now acknowledges that his Atlanta-based firm, Century Strategies, took the funds to mobilize ministers to oppose the proposed new casino, but he continues to fudge the issue.
Kerry and Edwards would like to fudge the issue by conflating it with questions about how the war was prosecuted.