Don’t run around the bushPosted: August 1, 2012
This beauty is a mix – up of “don’t beat around the bush” and “don’t give me the run around” , both idioms meaning don’t be so evasive. Because the meanings are very similar, the malaphor is a common one. I have heard it 4 or 5 times over the years. In fact, this one is so subtle that you might miss it when it is uttered.