1. 1〔言い方,言う事〕a person's words; somebody's remarks
    • なんという言いぐさだ
    • What a thing to say!
    • 古い言いぐさだが
    • to quote an old saying
  1. 2〔口実〕an excuse; a pretext
    • そんな言いぐさが信じられるか
    • Who could believe such an excuse?