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To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.

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

Additional definitions for 'beat around the bush':

beat around the bushTo treat a topic but omit its main points, often intentionally.
beat around the bushevasive responses, implausible explanations, extrapolations instead of explanations.
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