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American idiom for ' talking very far away from the topic'

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American idiom for ' talking very far away from the topic'

Postby Rossana » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:41 am

Hi everyone!

Do anyone of you know the Idiom or idioms
for someone who is 'talking very far away from the topic'?

How do you call that act? What's the idiom or american slang for that?

Thanks
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Re: American idiom for ' talking very far away from the topic'

Postby hermit » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:13 pm

"Avoiding the subject"

"Beating around the bush"

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Re: American idiom for ' talking very far away from the topic'

Postby ETutor » Tue May 18, 2010 8:18 pm

Here are some other ways to say it:

A true idiom: “Now this conversation has gone off on a tangent.”
You could also say “I digress.” or “Now we are off topic.”
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