Beat Around the Bush

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This is a cute little idiom. The phrase “to beat around the bush” is used when someone is not speaking directly about an issue. He or she is avoiding the main topic. For example…

Lucy: The party sounds fun buuut I might have to clean my house or paint my nails or make apple pie that night…
Lydia: Oh, quit beating around the bush, Lucy! Just say you can’t come to the party!

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