German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been accused of remaining silent on important issues right at the beginning of his term in office and of disappearing into oblivion, as it were.
And already there is the corresponding verb for this in German – scholzen. In English it means “to scholz”.
Where is actually Meier from the administration?
– You don’t see or hear anything about him, he’s just scholzing!
It can also be used as a synonym for being hesitant or too lenient.
It is one of the few words that have found their way into English:
Stop scholzing around!