fudge the issue

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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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With regard to the facilities offered to Russia at the island's ports, he fudged the issue stating only that Cyprus offers "humanitarian" assistance through these facilities.
Southgate fudged the issue of his striker's weight when pressed on the issue, but in the summer of 2008, Mido employed a personal trainer to help him slim down.
Tony Blair had the opportunity to get rid of the House of Lords and fudged the issue.
Sir Albert later fudged the issue when questioned by opposition councillors saying that he had 'not issued a policy statement to that effect'.
Silverspoon Cameron has merely fudged the issue, saying accepting bonuses is a matter of individual choice.
Mr Sarwar recorded the head of St Edmund Campion, Philomena Steele, told staff she had "fudged the issue" with Ofsted inspectors when 150 pupils were not registered on the day of a spot-check.
Unlike previous Labour leaders, he has come out openly and not fudged the issue.
BLAIR has once again scorned our opinion and fudged the issue of signing the new treaty.
"The Government has fudged the issue about making England a smoke-free place.
She said in Glasgow: "The Government have fudged the issue about making England a smoke-free place.
An embarrassed Robson then fudged the issue by claiming he had drawn a line under the issue after Dyer apologised.
The National Assembly has fudged the issue of a national sports museum, even though sport is enjoyed by so many of the people it serves.
The Taoiseach has fudged the issue for long enough - he must decide if he's in favour of a war or against it.
"The authorities have fudged the issue and if I as captain cannot talk to the head of the ICC and tell him he has let down a group of cricketers then no- one can."