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beating around the bush

phrase
variants: or beating about the bush
present participle of beat around the bush

Synonyms of beating around the bush

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

Synonyms for beating around the bush

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Thesaurus Entries Near beating around the bush

beating a retreat

beating around the bush

beating (down)

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“Beating around the bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beating%20around%20the%20bush. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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