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  1. beat around the bushverb

    Synonyms:
    waffle, pussyfoot, prevaricate

    Antonyms:
    cut to the chase, get on with it, get to the point

  2. beat around the bushverb

    To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.

    Synonyms:
    pussyfoot, prevaricate, waffle

    Antonyms:
    cut to the chase, get on with it, get to the point

  3. beat around the bushverb

    To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.

    Please stop beating around the bush and tell me what the problem is!

    Synonyms:
    waffle, pussyfoot, prevaricate

    Antonyms:
    cut to the chase, get to the point, get on with it

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palterverb

    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

    Synonyms:
    equivocate, apostatise, tergiversate, palter, prevaricate, apostatize

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  • فاز في جميع أنحاء بوشArabic
  • um den heißen Brei redenGerman
  • irse por los cerros de Úbeda, andarse con rodeos, andar con ambages, andarse por las ramas, darle vueltas al asuntoSpanish
  • kierrellä, jaaritella, [[puhua]] [[ummet ja lammet]], kiertää kuin kissa kuumaa puuroaFinnish
  • tourner autour du potFrench
  • kerülgeti, mint macska a forró kását, köntörfalaz, mellébeszélHungarian
  • յուղ վառել, ջուր ծեծելArmenian
  • tala í kringum, fara í kringum eins og köttur í kringum heitan grautIcelandic
  • fare giri di parole, menare il can per l'aia, girarci intorno, tergiversareItalian
  • ללכת סחור סחורHebrew
  • بڕۆ سەر ئەصلی بابەتKurdish
  • rond de pot draaien, om de hete brei dansenDutch
  • gå som katten rundt den varme grøtenNorwegian
  • owijać w bawełnęPolish
  • embromar, usar de rodeios, enrolar, fazer rodeiosPortuguese
  • тянуть рязину, переливать из пустого в порожнее, ходить вокруг да около, тянуть резинуRussian
  • obilaziti kao mačak oko vruće kaše, okolišatiSerbo-Croatian
  • gå som katten kring het grötSwedish
  • pasikut-sikotTagalog
  • vòng vo tam quốcVietnamese
  • 拐弯抹角Chinese

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