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    #1

    ... make excuses that they are busy?

    Much more people in my locality asking me much help, but (when I have nothing to offer) not answering telephone machine, not replying my greetings, and when I ask them why they do that, they make excuses that they are busy.

    What is the English expression for that?

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    #2

    Re: ... make excuses that they are busy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Much more Many people in my locality neighbourhood ask ing me much for help, but when I have nothing to offer them, they stop not answering my telephone calls and machine, not replying to my greetings, and when I ask them why they do that, they make excuses that they are busy.

    What is the English expression for that?
    I would say they are being petty.

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