Beat the Bushes

Meaning of Idiom ‘Beat the Bushes (for something or someone)’ To beat the bushes means to search everywhere for someone or something; to search thoroughly. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. This idiom … Read more

Beat Around the Bush

Also: Beat about the bush Meaning Of Idiom ‘Beat Around the Bush’ To beat around the bush means to avoid speaking about something or be evasive and overly cautious; to not really say what one means, especially when one feels the topic is too important, upsetting or sensitive, or when one’s knowledge of the subject … Read more