Begin talking of something different, to avoid embarrassment or distress.
More 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.
Definition of change the subject in:
- The US English dictionary