Beat around the bush

Discuss a matter without coming to the point.
“He never beat about the bush when something was annoying him”

To talk about lots of unimportant things because you want to avoid talking about what is really important:

Quit beating around the bush and say what’s on your mind.

Cambridge Dictionary

To beat about the bush

PHRASE
If you tell someone not to beat about the bush, you mean that you want them to tell you something immediately and quickly, rather than in a complicated, indirect way.

Stop beating about the bush. What’s he done?

Collins Cobuild

Keeping up appearances

No self-awareness

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Inequality

Wolf in sheep’s clothing

The Magdeburg hemispheres

Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

50 PAXMAN fails on Dutch TV about SAVILE SCANDAL

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19 sep. 2014

Jeremy Paxman in a Dutch TV show. Anchorman Twan Huys drives Paxman into a corner about the big BBC scandal Jimmy Savile. Copyright: NTR Netherlands 2014, College Tour

English Idioms with Meaning | Beat around the Bush

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7 Super Useful Idioms to Improve Your Fluency

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Learning English idioms is a great way to improve your comprehension and fluency because people use them all the time in casual conversation. So I walked out the door and searched for some of the most useful idioms to teach you. Here are the idioms that I found.

1) to beat around the bush
2) to bark up the wrong tree
3) to go with the flow
4) to nip (something) in the bud
5) Knock on wood.
6) (to be) living under a rock
7) grassroots

Ac Dc – Beating Around The Bush Lyrics

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Ac Dc – Beating Around The Bush Lyrics

8 Ripped Priest Saves The Day

6 apr. 2020

The church definitely doesn’t require it’s priests to be this shredded, but I also doubt that anyone’s complaining.
 
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Keeping up appearances

No self-awareness

Current Page

Inequality

Wolf in sheep’s clothing

The Magdeburg hemispheres