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    #1

    walk around a question?

    what does this means
    and could you guys pls. put it in a sentence for me
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    Re: walk around a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by purpletouch View Post
    what does this means
    and could you guys pls. put it in a sentence for me
    thanks
    Maybe it means not exactly answering one question, or answering it
    not focusing on the main point. I do not think I have ever heard such
    expression, at least I do not remember.

    I think you should give us a little more context. Where did you find
    that expression? What was written before/after it?

    Well, I guess I am not answering your question, rather just walking
    around it.


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    Re: walk around a question?

    I have not met this precise phrase, but have met "tiptoe round the question/problem", which means to approach it with great caution.


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    Re: walk around a question?

    I have never heard that phrase, but my best guess would be that it is the same as dodging (or avoiding) a question. If you are avoiding asking a question, you are beating around the bush. If you are avoiding giving a straight answer, you are walking around it. Once again, that is only a guess!

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    Re: walk around a question?

    I wonder whether this phrase means "to hesitate to ask a question that might offend the one who'll answer this" . (Or the question is about a delicate issue so there is a hesitation
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    Re: walk around a question?

    "Step 1 "Walking Around" The Question Often the need for making a decision is expressed in a general statement or question. The purpose of this first step is to recognize the precise question or problem or issue calling one to make a decision." (from Decision-Making And The Five Steps -- Chap 27 of Orientations Vol 2)

    "First - You still haven't answered Sydney's original post. You've walked around the question without answering it." (from Question for our Muslim brothers | Facebook)

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