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

Additional definitions for 'beat around the bush':

beat around the bushTo delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
beat around the bushevasive responses, implausible explanations, extrapolations instead of explanations.
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