beating around the bush

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Present participle of beat around the bush
(deyim) talking about something indirectlyto talk about things indirectly, not stating exactly what you mean. - "Why don't you just come out and say what you want to say? Stop beating around the bush."to ask questions or hint at things without being clear about what you mean. - "If you want to ask me, just ask; don't beat around the bush."
beat around the bush
To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally
beat around the bush
To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant

Please stop beating around the bush and tell me what the problem is!.

beat around the bush
(deyim) to avoid talking about what is important

Quit beating around the bush and tell me what you really think about my idea.

beat around the bush
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
beat around the bush
speak indirectly, avoid directly discussing the issue, talk in a roundabout way without addressing the problem
beating around the bush

    Silbentrennung

    beat·ing a·round the Bush

    Türkische aussprache

    bitîng ıraun dhi bûş

    Aussprache

    /ˈbētəɴɢ ərˈoun ᴛʜē ˈbo͝osʜ/ /ˈbiːtɪŋ ɜrˈaʊn ðiː ˈbʊʃ/

    Etymologie

    [ 'bEt ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English beten, from Old English bEatan; akin to Old High German bOzan to beat.

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