Use Tangent in a sentence
go off at a tangent
Meaning: [noun] going off the main original subject ;
I’ve found that a lot of people go off on a little tangent in their work.
I realize I am going off on a tangent but what the heck.
I wanted to stay with the topic and not go off at a tangent.
I don’t want to get off on a political tangent, but try to be aware of what’s happening around you.
They usually start with an on-topic discussion then go off on a tangent.
Obama did not answer the question and went off on a tangent, although government officials had confirmed just that during a congressional hearing on the incident.