beat about the bush

beat about the bush or beat around the bush  {v. phr.},  {slang}
To talk about things without giving a clear answer; avoid the question or the point.
He would not answer yes or no, but beat about the bush.
He beat about the bush for a half hour without coming to the point.
Compare: BESIDE THE POINT.
Categories: slang verb

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