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Beating about the bush? #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:03 am   Beating about the bush?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-15 "Popular Idioms (2) Garden", question 9

Come to the point and stop beating about the ..........

(a) tree
(b) flower
(c) hedge
(d) bush

Test No. incompl/inter-15 "Popular Idioms (2) Garden", answer 9

Come to the point and stop beating about the bush.

Correct answer: (d) bush

Your answer was: incorrect
Come to the point and stop beating about the flower.
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Beating about the bush #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:59 am   Beating about the bush
 

If you beat about (or around) the bush you don't want to get to the point of an issue, you don't want to say what the actual problem is.

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