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    To change strategy in fencing terms

    If I remember correctly it is a fencing term meant to indicate an adjustment to the latest maneuver, regroup or a change of strategy. Something like dodge and parry, but the word dodge is wrong. Fein and parry? That doesn't sound right either.

    Example, "I know I told you to sell him the convertible, but when he said he hated the sun why didn't you regroup and sell him the sedan?"

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    Re: To change strategy in fencing terms

    This fencing glossary uses feint. In your example, I would use something like change tack, meaning to change direction.

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    Re: To change strategy in fencing terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    This fencing glossary uses feint. In your example, I would use something like change tack, meaning to change direction.
    My example was poor. Although your suggestion certainly works, I'm trying to remember a particular saying about knowing when to bob and weave. It's not bob and weave though. Maybe I am mistakenly remembering it as being related to fencing terms.
    Last edited by Tdol; 20-Apr-2017 at 12:14. Reason: Fixing quote code

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    Re: To change strategy in fencing terms

    I think feint and parry is what you're looking for.
    I am not a teacher.

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