Definition of change the subject in English:

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change the subject

Begin talking of something different, to avoid embarrassment or distress.
Example sentences
  • Suddenly realising the potential for embarrassment, Kerry abruptly changed the subject.
  • He seemed to always find a different way of changing the subject, which she found very amusing, but annoying.
  • Briskly changing the subject, she began cajoling me cheerfully again, all mention of her gone.
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