Pussyfoot – meaning of the word and examples

If you say that someone is pussyfooting around, you are criticising them for behaving in a too cautious way because they are not sure what to do and are afraid to commit themselves. (Collins Dictionaries)

To move about stealthily or warily like a cat. (Collins Dictionary)

To avoid committing oneself. (Collins Dictionary)

To avoid making a decision or expressing an opinion because you are uncertain or frightened about doing so. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To tread or move warily or stealthily. (Merriam – Webster)

To refrain from committing oneself. (Merriam – Webster)

Act in a cautious or non-committal way. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

Chatting with Chvrches about creativity. ‘Don’t pussyfoot around.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40574254/chatting-with-chvrches-about-creativity-dont-pussyfoot-around

Pussyfoot in a sentence.

Stop pussyfooting around/about and tell me what you really think.

http://sentencedict.com/pussyfoot.html

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