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drop the topicTo stop talking about the topic at hand.Rate it:

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off topicnot connected with the matter at handRate it:

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ears are burningBeing the topic of discussion in another place; or sensing that this is happening.Rate it:

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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bone upTo study or cram, especially in order to refresh one's knowledge of a topic.Rate it:

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see alsoA suggestion that other topics of study are related to a current topic.Rate it:

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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger groupRate it:

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been there, done thatAn assertion that the speaker has personal experience or knowledge of a particular place or topic and is now bored.Rate it:

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by the byUsed to introduce a new topic; incidentally.Rate it:

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he is always going off at a tangentHe always changes from a topic to another irrelevant oneRate it:

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side issueAn issue or topic which is not of direct significance to a primary concern.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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beat around the bushTo treat a topic but omit its main points, often intentionally.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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by the wayIncidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.Rate it:

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come here to meIntroduces a topic which is grave or sensitive; listen up; I wanted to tell/ask youRate it:

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Derangement SyndromeThe acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal and balanced people triggered by the mention of a specific topic.Rate it:

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dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:

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fly off at a tangentTo digress from a topic.Rate it:

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foras efferri, palam fieri, percrebrescere, divulgari, in medium proferri, exire, emanareto become known, become a topic of common conversation (used of things).Rate it:

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geek outTo enthuse about a specific topic, not realizing that most people listening will fail to understand it.Rate it:

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grey areaA topic that is not clearly one thing or the other.Rate it:

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hard and fastAn expression of maritime origin. The vessel lodged hard and fast. Hard-grounded upon the hidden reef! An individual expressing an extreme tightly held position relative the topic at hand.Rate it:

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hearken backTo turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance.Rate it:

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I don't careIndicates that the speaker has no interest or emotional investment in the topic at hand.Rate it:

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I just work hereIndicates that the speaker cannot answer their interrogator's question, because of lack of experience with or knowledge on the topic.Rate it:

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IJSInitialism of I'm just saying : indicates that the accompanying statement is merely a helpful comment of some kind, and not intended to be the last word on the topic.Rate it:

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in eum sermonem incidere, qui tum fere multis erat in oreto talk of a subject which was then the common topic of conversation.Rate it:

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on talking termsable to talk with someone, either in general or about the particular topicRate it:

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sermonem alio transferreto turn the conversation to another topic.Rate it:

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sit on the fenceTo remain neutral on a certain topic, to not have a stance or opinion.Rate it:

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speak toAddress the Topic, List Salient Features, Point-Up the Pros And Cons, Designate The Budgetary Requirements,, Focus On This Aspect, Delineate Definite DangersRate it:

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speak toTo address a particular topic.Rate it:

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speak volumesTo extend beyond the immediate topic under discussion.Rate it:

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turn the boatTo make a major change in behavior, strategy, topic under discussion, etc.Rate it:

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