8 thoughts on “ Beating Around The Bush

  1. beat around the bush - be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information equivocate, palter, prevaricate, tergiversate misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to Based on WordNet , Farlex clipart collection. © Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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  3. Also, beat about the bush. Approach indirectly, in a roundabout way, or too cautiously. For example, Stop beating around the bush—get to the point. This term, first recorded in , originally may have .
  4. 1, Don't beat around the bush, come straight to the point! 2, Don't beat around the bush. Ask for your account to be paid, and paid quickly. 3, There is no sense in beating around the bush.
  5. Top definition beat around the bush To talk about something without mentioning it directly or avoid getting to the core of the subject--to try to bring up a subject in a roundabout way.
  6. beat around the bush to talk about lots of unimportant things because you want to avoid talking about what is really important: Quit beating around the bush and say what’s on your mind. (Definition of beat around the bush from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press).
  7. Jan 31,  · We’re practically taught speak softly and beat around the bush. When it comes to social media advertising, it can seem like this is a good idea. If you write something (potentially) offensive or.
  8. Jul 07,  · beat around the bush (third-person singular simple present beats around the bush, present participle beating around the bush, simple past and past participle beaten around the bush) (idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally. (idiomatic) To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.

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