talk in circles

talk in circles
Fig. to talk in a confusing or roundabout manner. •

I couldn't understand a thing he said. All he did was talk in circles.

We argued for a long time and finally decided that we were talking in circles.

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{v. phr.} To waste time by saying words that don't mean very much. * /After three hours at the negotiating table, the parties decided to call it quits because they realized that they had been talking in circles./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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