Inclined to

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An “incline” is a slippery slope.

To be “inclined” to do something — to agree with the conjecture of a roguish salesperson, for example — as a way of getting that salesperson off your back whilst hedging your bets, leaving you room to slide down said slippery slope into the ice cold waters of feigned outrage at the contention that you signed it off when, later on, signing it off transpires to have been the tremendous mistake you intuited it would be in the first place.

Say: “At this stage I am inclined to not to disagree, but you should have to consider the regulatory and tax aspects.

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