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  • v. Present participle of pussyfoot.


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  • At present the chief difficulty seems to lie in the fact that, in our preparatory schools and colleges, a young man acquires a certain code of honor which causes him to look with distaste on what he calls pussyfooting and sneaking.

    Perfect Behavior

  • We need to stop "pussyfooting" around with our futures.

    Matthew Anderson: Lower Case Capitalism

  • Holomisa said it was Mandela who had first questioned the rationale behind Bush's desire to attack Iraq, when Mbeki's government was "pussyfooting" around the issue.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The government should stop "pussyfooting" around the question of a volkstaat, Mr Mangena said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr. Nieman, of the Milwaukee _Journal_, and that Mr. Nieman made the statement that both parties were "pussyfooting" and that he would not support the Democratic party unless its attitude in this matter was unequivocal.

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

  • Milwaukee _Journal_, and a devoted friend, that the Democratic party, through its representatives on the Committee on Resolutions, was engaged in "pussyfooting" on the hyphen issue and that this would result in bitter disappointment to the country.

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

  • The methods are of the class known colloquially among the vulgar-spoken American politicians as "pussyfooting" and

    An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation

  • That kind of pussyfooting or evasion of the issue will not do.


  • History professor and former Labour general secretary Dominic Fenech has warned his party against losing its soul by "pussyfooting" to pander to voters.

  • Gene Mauch wouldn't have stood for that kind of pussyfooting).

    Jim Bunning: Too Mean and Weird for the GOP


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