Meaning Ambiguous or quibbling speech.((略式))逃げ口上, 遠回しな言葉.
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- Any of various carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a long slender body, a long tail, short legs, and brownish fur that in many species turns white in winter.
- A person regarded as sneaky or treacherous.
To be evasive; equivocate.
weasel out Informal.
- To back out of a situation or commitment in a sneaky or cowardly manner.
[Middle English wesele, from Old English wesle.]
[名]（複 〜s, ((集合的))〜）
pop goes the weasel
weasel out of one's responsibility
intr.v., -bled, -bling, -bles.
- To evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections.
- To find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil.
- A petty distinction or an irrelevant objection.
- Archaic. A pun.
[Probably diminutive of obsolete quib, equivocation, perhaps from Latin quibus, dative and ablative pl. of quī, who, what (from its frequent use in legal documents).]quibbler quib'bler n.
SYNONYMS quibble, carp, cavil, niggle, nitpick, pettifog. These verbs mean to raise petty or frivolous objections or complaints: quibbling about minor details; a critic who constantly carped; caviling about the price of coffee; an editor who niggled about commas; tried to stop nitpicking all the time; pettifogging about trivialities.
|bestir||(verb) To cause to become active.|
|Usage:||If nobody knows the address, you must still bestir yourself in trying to find it.|