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go off at tangents

  • 1 desviarse del tema

    (v.) = go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex. Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex. The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex. 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
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    (v.) = go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent

    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.

    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex: You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex: Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex: The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex: 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.

    Spanish-English dictionary > desviarse del tema

  • 2 discusión bizantina

    (n.) = pointless discussion, pointless argument
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. Unfortunately the Oz government is hell bent on turning a pointless argument into an economic disaster.
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    (n.) = pointless discussion, pointless argument

    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.

    Ex: Unfortunately the Oz government is hell bent on turning a pointless argument into an economic disaster.

    Spanish-English dictionary > discusión bizantina

  • 3 discusión sin sentido

    (n.) = pointless discussion, pointless argument
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. Unfortunately the Oz government is hell bent on turning a pointless argument into an economic disaster.
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    (n.) = pointless discussion, pointless argument

    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.

    Ex: Unfortunately the Oz government is hell bent on turning a pointless argument into an economic disaster.

    Spanish-English dictionary > discusión sin sentido

  • 4 divagar

    v.
    1 to digress.
    2 to let one's mind wander, to be vague, to moon around, to talk vaguely.
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    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to digress, ramble
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    VI
    1) (=salirse del tema) to digress

    ¡no divagues! — get on with it!, come to the point!

    2) (=hablar vagamente) to ramble
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    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( desviarse del tema) to digress
    b) ( hablar sin sentido) to ramble
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    = ramble, digress, meander, drift off, wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent.
    Ex. Because by now comparative librarianship has a well-developed methodology, he does not have to waste his effort by rambling.
    Ex. But let me digress for a moment.
    Ex. They are mixed up as the talk meanders about, apparently without conscious pattern.
    Ex. The study loses track of its argument at times and drifts off into analyses of the peacemaking process that are not relevant.
    Ex. You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex. Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex. 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
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    * divagar sobre varios temas = roam over + topics.
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    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( desviarse del tema) to digress
    b) ( hablar sin sentido) to ramble
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    = ramble, digress, meander, drift off, wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent.

    Ex: Because by now comparative librarianship has a well-developed methodology, he does not have to waste his effort by rambling.

    Ex: But let me digress for a moment.
    Ex: They are mixed up as the talk meanders about, apparently without conscious pattern.
    Ex: The study loses track of its argument at times and drifts off into analyses of the peacemaking process that are not relevant.
    Ex: You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex: Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex: The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex: 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    * divagar sobre varios temas = roam over + topics.

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    divagar [A3 ]
    vi
    to digress
    el conferenciante empezó a divagar the speaker began to go off at a tangent o go off the point o disgress
    déjate de divagar stop straying o wandering off the subject o going off the point
    había tomado mucho vino y ya empezaba a divagar he'd drunk a lot of wine and he was starting to ramble
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    divagar ( conjugate divagar) verbo intransitivo


    divagar verbo intransitivo to digress, wander
    ' divagar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ramble
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    to ramble;
    deja ya de divagar y ve al grano stop rambling and get to the point;
    cuando se pone a divagar no hay quien lo aguante he's unbearable when he starts to ramble on
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    v/i digress
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    divagar {52} vi
    : to digress

    Spanish-English dictionary > divagar

  • 5 irse por la tangente

    (v.) = wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent
    Ex. You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex. Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex. 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    * * *
    (v.) = wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent

    Ex: You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.

    Ex: Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex: The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex: 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.

    Spanish-English dictionary > irse por la tangente

  • 6 irse por las ramas

    to get sidetracked, beat about the bush
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    (v.) = go off + the track, get off + the track, go off on + another track, fly off on + a tangent, go off on + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off at + a tangent
    Ex. The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex. 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex. It is important to ensure that one is pursuing the patron's question and has not gone off on another track = Es importante asegurarse de que estamos intentando responder a la pregunta del usuario y no nos estamos desviando del tema en cuestión.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex. Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
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    (v.) = go off + the track, get off + the track, go off on + another track, fly off on + a tangent, go off on + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic, go off at + a tangent

    Ex: The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.

    Ex: 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex: It is important to ensure that one is pursuing the patron's question and has not gone off on another track = Es importante asegurarse de que estamos intentando responder a la pregunta del usuario y no nos estamos desviando del tema en cuestión.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex: You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex: Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.

    Spanish-English dictionary > irse por las ramas

  • 7 salir por los cerros de Ubeda

    (v.) = go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, fly off on + a tangent
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    * * *
    (v.) = go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, fly off on + a tangent

    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.

    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.

    Spanish-English dictionary > salir por los cerros de Ubeda

  • 8 salirse por la tangente

    (=hacer una digresión) to go off at a tangent; (=esquivar una pregunta) to dodge the issue
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    (v.) = go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic
    Ex. The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex. 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex. Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
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    (v.) = go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic

    Ex: The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.

    Ex: 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex: You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex: Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > salirse por la tangente

  • 9 tangentes

    tangents

    Vocabulario Castellano-Catalán > tangentes

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