See also: 顾左右而言他
look after; take into consideration; to attend to left and right; left and right sides; both sidesand; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)to speak; to say; talk; word he; him; other trad. (顧左右而言他) 顧 左右 而 言 他 simp. (顾左右而言他) 顾 左右 而 言 他 Literally: “look left and right, then talk about something else”.
- to try to change the subject of a conversation; evade the subject under discussion and talk about other affairs; steer clear of the crucial point