"Beat Around the Bush"

Joseph McCollum prez234 at JUNO.COM
Sat Apr 1 08:33:29 UTC 2000

On Thu, 30 Mar 2000 20:41:33 -0500 "Dennis R. Preston"
<preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU> writes:
>Huh! Def. #2 sounds just like it to me. Hell, us guys from Louisville
>know the word "equivocate" (but not when we were three or four).
To me, "beating around the bush" describes a person who knows what he or
she wants but is trying to find the right way to ask for it, while
"equivocate" describes a person who doesn't know what he wants and
changes his mind from minute to minute.

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