American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move stealthily or cautiously.
- v. Informal To act or proceed cautiously or timidly to avoid committing oneself.
- v. intransitive To move silently, stealthily, or furtively.
- v. intransitive To act timidly or cautiously.
- v. intransitive To use euphemistic language or circumlocution.
- v. to go stealthily or furtively
- From pussy (“feline”) + foot; because of the light and careful tread of cats. (Wiktionary)
“Many political futures had been wrecked and wasted by ambitious politicians who tried to "pussyfoot" on this issue.”
“For the same reason that we continue to "pussyfoot" around in Iraq and Afghanistan ..”
“I don't see any reason to "pussyfoot" (to quote a famous Democrat racist, George Wallace).”
“The most popular were the "pussyfoot" (white of an egg, grenadine, lemon and orange juice) and the "Alexandra" (crème de cacao, grenadine, and cream).”
“•Don't pussyfoot around when it comes to exercise.”
“You can't pussyfoot around it," Garvey said later.”
“She doesn't pussyfoot around with different techniques or try to tap into the latest trend.”
“After watching the Chimp and his crew operate with an iron fist for their first 6 yrs, it's difficult to watch Obama pussyfoot around the right wing.”
“Most romantic comedies pussyfoot around this idea before eventually putting the two people who obviously are right for each other together; Fogelman's script and Ficarra/Requa's movie instead use these frustrated longings as the fodder for richer comedy that ultimately speaks to the larger issues of love and commitment.”
“KenBarlow didn't pussyfoot around: So many adults now work so very, very hard to extract so much money from so many young people.”
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Just plain fun to say and wonder about their origins.
Tip of the hat to Stephen, who always tells me "only one more switchback" as we go up the trail. Usually it is a lie, but it still works!
someone must already have this list?
Words or short phrases with animal names in them. Since I already have a dedicated list for 'monkey' words I shall leave them out of this one for the moment.
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Rose words by mollusque
Rose varieties by mollusque
Tulip Names I
Tulip Names II: You Know My Name
A Myriad of Irii
Inspired by a Candid Camera sketch.
Looking for tweets for pussyfoot.