beat around the bush : Idioms in English

beat around the bush

to not address an issue directly and ask or tell something indirectly.
Tom never got a raise because he beat around the bush and did not ever ask for a raise directly.

beat around the bush Meaning(s)

  • (v) be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

beat around the bush in News

  • Hurricane-o-rama | Fighter shifts into unexpected gears

    "You know the answer to the question," said Gerald Harris. "Don't beat around the bush. That's the elephant in the room." Get the elephant some peanuts. It needs to stay but a few more minutes. Before rehashing major MMA news with factual information rather than guestimations, we are talking about... By Dwayne Davis.
    on June 26, 2013 Source: Urban Tulsa

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