beat around the bush

kertel / kerülgeti mint macska a forró kását

speak indirectly or evasively, be deliberately unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

szinoníma: prevaricate
ellentét: get to the point (tárgyra tér) / cut to the chase

  • Stop beating around the bush and give us your final decision.
  • I wish Adam would stop beating around the bush and tell us what he really thinks.
  • The blogger should not step out of the focus area of the blog and beat around the bush.
  • Our boss always beats around the bush when he has to tell us bad news.