beat around the bush

variants: or beat about the bush

Synonyms of beat around the bush

to avoid giving a definite answer or position
  • Please stop beating around the bush and tell me the full story.

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beat a retreat

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“Beat around the bush.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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