Definition of beat about the bush in English:
Discuss a matter without coming to the point: he never beat about the bush when something was annoying him
More example sentences
- So, without any further beating about the bush, I present this week's question.
- But then everybody must stop beating about the bush and tell it like it is.
- ‘I don't think we ought to beat about the bush,’ he joked.
prevaricate, vacillate, evade/dodge the issue, be non-committal, hedge, hedge one's bets, quibble, parry questions, fudge the issue, mince one's words, stall, shilly-shally, hesitate;
British hum and haw
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