Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Did you know…?

we started ‘beating around the bush’ back in 1500s. Hunters used to hire people called beaters to drive small animals out of the bushes so that the hunters could get a better shot at them.  So the beaters used long sticks beating around the bush, rather than directly into it.

Today it means talking about things in a roundabout way without giving clear answer or coming to the point.

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