1. I was trying to find out where my money went, but the bank staff kept giving me the runaround.2. If you ask your boss for a raise, he'll most likely give you the runaround.3. When asked directly for his position on the global economy, the presidential candidate only equivocated.4. When I asked him about his job, he evaded my question or he gave an equivocal answer or he gave an ambiguous answer.5. Stop beating around the bush; just get to the point.6. He hemmed and hawed when asked about his secret girlfriend.7. If you want to know if I have a girlfriend just ask me. Don't beat around the bush.8. Stop beating around the bush and answer my question. Do you love me?9. Quit beating around the bush and tell me what you really think about my idea.
 give one the runaround equivocate evade something; equivocal; ambiguous; not direct beat around the bush hem and haw跟是最簡單的用法. 比較不常用.give me the runaround = 敷衍我，不給我答案，答非所問等equivocate = 使用模糊不清的語言來避免承諾某件事或蓄意誤導他人，或含蓄的說謊以逃避責任，意思相當於左右而言他、含糊其詞、閃爍其詞、支支吾吾、拐彎抹角等。
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.