Meaning of BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH in English

BEAT ABOUT 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.

Antonym: COME TO THE POINT.

American idioms English vocabulary.      Английский словарь американских идиом.