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    dismiss/waffle/cut the waffle/succeed/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Westerwelle dismisses Iran's nuclear offer.

    dismiss = refuse

    I think that's a very waffly way to be trying to control something as serious as this.

    waffle (speech), a slang term for, speech that involves equivocating or blathering; vague and lengthy writing or talk; to talk or write foolishly

    His ability to distinguish the essence and to cut the waffle in any discussion are exceptional.

    cut the waffle = stop wandering off the subject, keep to the point

    If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership.

    Enjoy till I return Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!

    Winter is succeeded by spring.

    The storm died down and a great calm succeeded.

    succeed = to come in the place of another person, thing, or event

    Catherine I succeeded her husband, Peter the Great (who died), to become empress of Russia.

    He left none to succeed him.

    I have to succeed him on the throne.

    The present queen succeeded to the throne upon the death of her father.

    succeed = be the successor (of); to ascend the throne after the removal, the death of the occupant.

    Will you to the cooler cave succeed!

    succeed = follow

    The attack succeeded.

    He succeeded in his efforts.

    He succeeded in life.

    I have succeeded in persuading him.

    succeed = prosper, thrive

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: dismiss/waffle/cut the waffle/succeed/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Westerwelle dismisses Iran's nuclear offer.

    dismiss = refuse

    I think that's a very waffly way to be trying to control something as serious as this.

    waffle (speech), a slang term for, speech that involves equivocating or blathering; vague and lengthy writing or talk; to talk or write foolishly = wifely qualities or actions are supposed to be typical of a good wife - sometimes used humorously

    His ability to distinguish the essence and to cut the waffle in any discussion are exceptional.

    cut the waffle = stop wandering off the subject, keep to the point Ok
    Michael Martin, the Commons Speaker, asked wordy ministers to cut the waffle to make the parliamentary debates more lively.

    If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in co partnership.
    In India the Hindu succession act provides equal rights of son and daughter in parental property

    Enjoy till I return Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!

    Winter is succeeded by spring.

    The storm died down and a great calm succeeded.

    succeed = to come in the place of another person, thing, or event

    Catherine I succeeded her husband, Peter the Great (who died), to become empress of Russia.

    He left none to succeed him.

    I have to succeed him on the throne.

    The present queen succeeded to the throne upon the death of her father.

    succeed = be the successor (of); to ascend the throne after the removal, the death of the occupant.

    Will you to the cooler cave succeed! = Will you succeed to the cooler cave?

    succeed = follow

    The attack succeeded.

    He succeeded in his efforts.

    He succeeded in life.

    I have succeeded in persuading him.

    succeed = prosper, thrive

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

    All seem Ok except the underlined expression which according to me should mean: successful in hiding under the cover of the cave.

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