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. 2012