- Avoid committing oneself when faced with a difficult choice: they hedged their bets by saying they might applyMore example sentences
prevaricate, equivocate, vacillate, quibble, hesitate, stall, evade the issue, dodge the issue, fudge the issue, sidestep the issue, be non-committal, be evasive, be indecisive, be vague, hedge one's bets, beat about the bush, parry questions, pussyfoot around, mince one's words, shilly-shally; British hum and haw• informal sit on the fence, duck the questionBritish • informal waffle, flannel• rare tergiversate
- And they hedge their bets by avoiding specific predictions for how long it will take to colonize this or that planet, or to travel to this or that star.
- How then can one avoid this risk and hedge one's bets?
- But to hedge your bets, you bet the other way as well.