beat around the bush
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From the older form beat about the bush, replacing the preposition.
- (idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.
- (idiomatic) To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
to treat a topic but omit its main points
to delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant
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