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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Bernie Hunt, Kensington Fields It's time to halt Brexit THE local elections were a massive wake-up call to the political parties that are still ploughing on with trying to drag the UK out of the EU, or fudge the issue.
and the Tories too THE local elections last week were a massive wake-up call to the political parties that are still ploughing on with trying to drag the UK out of the EU, or fudge the issue.
If that is why some people feel left out of government, we must ask ourselves, 'Is it a good thing or not?'" class="MsoNormalEven Mr Odinga, the chief referendum proponent, has often sought to fudge the issue, trying to cast the renewed clamour for constitutional change by the political elite as meant to ensure national unity' and inclusivity'.
"He didn't fudge the issue. He said delays were unacceptable.
This would enable her to fudge the issue of her not fulfilling her Coronation Oath to God and her people to serve as queen regnant until her death."
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.
"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.
Daresbury's only other option is to simply fudge the issue and state that Brooks is from Warrington.
We shouldn't fudge the issue of exactly who it is that the public are angry at.
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."
National selector Geoff Miller tried to fudge the issue by offering him a 'stand-by' role for the tour to New Zealand, but only for a senior batsman, and that upset the 38-year-old.
c) Fudge the issue by saying how you get along with everyone at work?
Would the man with the anorak fudge the issue again, stutter a bit and pass the ball outfield.