beat around the bush
To avoid getting to the point of an issue: “Your worries have nothing to do with the new proposal. Stop beating around the bush, and cast your vote!”
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Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.
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Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
This, however, did not apply to the waters lying directly around the Poloe and Flatland groups.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
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Also, beat about the bush. Approach indirectly, in a roundabout way, or too cautiously. For example, Stop beating around the bush—get to the point. This term, first recorded in 1572, originally may have alluded to beating the bushes for game.