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English definition of “beat around the bush”

beat around the bush

(UK also beat about the bush)
C1 to avoid talking about what is important: Don't beat around the bush - get to the point!Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of beat around the bush from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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