hand waving

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hand waving (plural hand wavings)

  1. (idiomatic) Discussion or argumentation involving approximation, vagueness, educated guessing, or the attempt to explain or excuse vagaries.
    The sales pitch sounded good, but there was a lot of hand waving about the price.

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