Beat Around The Bush




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Beat Around The Bush : Phrases



Meaning:

Getting to the point in a round about way.


Example:

Iraqis would love to
beat around the Bush.


Origin:

This phrase is several hundred years old and comes from hunting. The beaters beat for the hunters, often around bushes; however the beaters never catch the prey... the hunters go directly to the quarry to catch the prey.


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