1. When I asked him about his job, he evaded my question or he gave an equivocal answer or he gave an ambiguous answer.2. Stop beating around the bush; just get to the point.3. He hemmed and hawed when asked about his secret girlfriend.4. If you want to know if I have a girlfriend just ask me. Don't beat around the bush.5. Stop beating around the bush and answer my question. Do you love me?6. Quit beating around the bush and tell me what you really think about my idea.
 evade something; equivocal; ambiguous; not direct beat around the bush hem and haw第一項是最簡單的用法. 第三項比較不常用.
1. 當我問他工作的事, 他含糊其詞的回答.2. 不要再拐彎末角, 說重點.3. 當我問他神秘女朋友的事, 他說不出個所以然來.