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beat around the bushevasive responses, implausible explanations, extrapolations instead of explanations.Rate it:

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beat around the bushTo delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.Rate it:

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beat around the bushTo treat a topic but omit its main points, often intentionally.Rate it:

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beating around the bushAvoiding factual responses, offering evasive statements, presenting dubious evidence.Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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bush leagueA professional sports association at the lower levels of minor league organization.Rate it:

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bush leagueA low-ranking or inferior level among groups, professions, organizations, etc.Rate it:

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bush telegraphA gossip network.Rate it:

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bush telegraphA system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word-of-mouth relay, or smoke signals.Rate it:

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good wine needs no bushSomething good does not need to be advertisedRate it:

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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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beat a dead horseTo persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason.Rate it:

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beat outTo sound a rhythm on a percussion instrument such as a drum.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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beat downTo severely beat someone up.Rate it:

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beat outTo extinguish.Rate it:

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beat outTo win by a narrow margin.Rate it:

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beat upTo sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.Rate it:

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beat one's meatTo masturbate.Rate it:

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beat upTo give a severe beating to.Rate it:

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beat upTo alarm by a sudden attack.Rate it:

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beat upRepeatedly bomb a military target or targets.Rate it:

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beat a retreatTo leave hastily in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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beat banaghanAn Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories, or of something which is amazing and remarkable.Rate it:

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beat feetTo flee.Rate it:

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beat feetTo run.Rate it:

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beat itTo go away.Rate it:

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beat it!Get the heck out of here!Rate it:

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beat me to the punchSomeone Arrived Sooner, It Happened Too Fast:Rate it:

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beat offTo drive something away with blows.Rate it:

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beat offTo masturbate.Rate it:

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beat offTo waste time.Rate it:

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beat one's brainTo struggle to think or remember somethingRate it:

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beat one's head against a stone wallTo waste effort on a futile project.Rate it:

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beat somebody to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone's brains outTo beat someone very severely.Rate it:

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beat the bishopTo masturbate.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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beat the crap out ofTo beat really badly.Rate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo beat (someone) severelyRate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the meatAlternative form of beat one's meat.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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beat the rapAvoid fines or punishment, receive forgiveness from family, friends, the law and the Boss for misdemeanors, infractions and Stupid Stunts.Rate it:

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