Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

10...Have You Ever Heard.....10/15/18

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"Beat Around the Bush!"
 
"This comes from boar hunting in which the noblemen hired workers to walk through the woods beating the branches and making noises to get the animals towards the hunters.  Boars were dangerous animals with razor sharp teeth (you really didn't want to meet one-to-one, especially with no weapon).  So the unarmed workers avoided the dense undergrowth where the boar might be and beat around it, rather than going into it.  Thus, this evasive technique was termed 'beating around the bush' and today represents anyone who avoids approaching anything directly"