change the subject
Deliberately talk about another topic, as in If someone asks you an embarrassing question, just change the subject. This term uses subject in the sense of “a topic of conversation,” a usage dating from the late 1500s.
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Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Term limits could be a prescription to speed change along.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.
No man should regard the subject of religion as decided for him until he has read The Golden Bough.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Never was a change more remarkable than that which had come upon Mrs. Collingwood.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman