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The meaning of "beat around the bush"

" Beat around the bush "
Avoiding the main topic.
If you want Jill to go out with her, don't beat around the bush - ask her.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1400s. One of the oldest non-Biblical phrases in the language.
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