But as it turns out, Brown had his own Latin misadventure, one that may have skirted the law.
President Obama has skirted the divisive abortion debate more successfully than any Democratic candidate in decades.
If this is truly the case, the E.U. will have skirted both its own rules and, by extension, Israel's Boycott Law.
“They skirted around it by saying he was a man of faith,” said “Reality Steve” Carbone, who writes about The Bachelor on his blog.
Bailey also writes that Palin skirted the law during the Troopergate affair.
He skirted the curve of the valley and led Bolly a little way up the wooded slope to a dense thicket of aspens in a hollow.
At last, however, he gained a clump of chestnuts, which he skirted.
The manse meadows were gained by a rustic foot-bridge spanning the creek which skirted these.
It was skirted by a magnificent forest, with no underbrush, presenting a park such as the hand of man never planted.
Sometimes we skirted the river, which shone silver in the moonlight, lined with rushes.
early 14c., "lower part of a woman's dress," from Old Norse skyrta "shirt, a kind of kirtle;" see shirt. Sense development from "shirt" to "skirt" is possibly related to the long shirts of peasant garb (cf. Low German cognate Schört, in some dialects "woman's gown"). Sense of "border, edge" (in outskirts, etc.) first recorded late 15c. Metonymic use for "women collectively" is from 1550s; slang sense of "young woman" is from 1906; skirt-chaser first attested 1942.
c.1600, "to border, form the edge of," from skirt (n.). Meaning "to pass along the edge" is from 1620s. Related: Skirted; skirting.