not beat around the bush

not beat about/around the bush

To stop speak vaguely or euphemistically; to be frank and direct. Don't beat around the bush—just tell me the truth. I wish they wouldn't beat about the bush like that. If they're going to fire me, then they should just fire me already!
See also: around, beat, bush, not

not beat around the bush

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

not beat about the bush

BRITISH
If you don't beat around the bush or don't beat about the bush, you say what you want to say clearly and directly. Let's not beat about the bush. I think these letters are worth a lot to you. Note: In game shooting, beaters drive birds or small animals out of the undergrowth by beating it with sticks. They may have to do this cautiously as they do not know exactly where the birds or animals are.
See also: around, beat, bush, not
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I will not beat around the bush, refuse it and reject it, because it is not a part of what we believe our integrative policy is.
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Let's not beat around the bush, I think the club would have probably gone if we had dropped out of the Football League.
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It's a busy month September and let's not beat around the bush, the goal conceded column has got to get a lot better.
Some Trump references did not beat around the bush.
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And lets not beat around the bush here: women, in small traditional societies of the kind that are so prevalent in our region, are especially vulnerable to character-assassination once they step into the political arena," he warned.
So let's not beat around the bush, we know how it works here and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
In response to a question about Erdoy-an's relationship with the AK Party, Zeybekci was quoted as saying by the HE-rriyet daily on Wednesday, "Let's not beat around the bush, our president is a political one.
NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE RESULT LET'S not beat around the bush, Wales didn't deserve to win despite having raced into a 10-point lead inside eight minutes.
Newman said: "Look, let's not beat around the bush - Carlow were bottom of Division Four.
She did not beat around the bush when, in response to when her birthday was, she said: "May - and I'd like a Frozen dolly", before inviting him to her birthday party.
Let's not beat around the bush, Rhyl and Bangor are the two biggest teams in the league in terms of support.