Probably you knew already the common meaning of “waffle” in British and American English. If you didn’t … this is a “waffle”:
A “waffle” is a type of pancake with a pattern of square dents in it, made in a waffle iron.
According to Random House Dictionarywaffle with the British English meaning of talking idly, and foolishly without purpose is derived from waff (which means to bark or to yelp like a dog) and first appeared in print between 1695-1705.
Example sentences from the web:
She waffled when asked what she thought of her sister’s new boyfriend.
Someone asked me to make this mind map with a bigger font size. On my computer, I created it as imx file (you can download it from biggerplate.com).Unfortunately, only with iMindmap you can read imx files and I know that not everyone has it. The only thing I can do with mind maps is to use a screen capture program and post them as images. Unfortunately, when I make big mind maps, with a lot of branches, I can’t use a big font size. Consequently, some people could find it difficult to read them. What I can do for them is to write as a normal post what is written in the mind map. If you have any other suggestion, I always welcome new ideas ;-).
By the way, if you click on the mind map image you have the possibility to zoom a little bit.
AGREEING OR DISAGREEING IN ENGLISH
I agree with you.
Tell me about it! (slang)
I have to side with you/him/her /them … on this one.
I think you are right.
Yes, and …
That’s exactly how I feel.
You have a point there.
I accept your point.
I agree with you in principle, but …
That’s quite true, but …
I agree with you up to a point, but …
You’re absolutely right.
I totally agree.
I couldn’t agree with you more.
I completely agree.
I agree entirely.
I agree with you 100 percent.
That’s so true.
I’m not sure I agree with you.
I don’t agree.
That’s not always the case.
Yes, but …
I don’t share your opinion.
I can’t agree with you.
I think we’re going to have to agree to disagree.
I beg to differ.
That’s not always true.
I don’t agree at all.
I couldn’t agree with you less.
I totally disagree.
I really can’t agree with you there.
I’d say the exact opposite.
You’ve got to be kidding!
You’re dead wrong.
You’re way wrong.
I can’t find myself to agree with you.
You’ll sound more polite by using a phrase such as “I’m afraid …” or “I’m sorry but …” before disagreeing or disagreeing strongly.