beats around the bush

variants: or beats about the bush
present tense third-person singular of beat around the bush

Synonyms of beats 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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“Beats around the bush.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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