顧左右而言他

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Chinese[edit]

look after; take into consideration; to attend to about; or so; or thereabouts
 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
 
to speak; to say; talk; word
he; him
trad. (顧左右而言他) 左右
simp. (顾左右而言他) 左右

Etymology[edit]

From Mencius

Literally: look left and right, then talk about something else

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

顧左右而言他

  1. to try and change the subject