beat around the bush
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- (idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.
- (idiomatic) To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
- Please stop beating around the bush and tell me what the problem is!
to treat a topic but omit its main points
to delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant
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