beat the bushes
phrasal to search thoroughly through all possible areas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beat\ the\ bushes — • beat the bushes • beat the brush v. phr. informal To try very hard to find or get something. The mayor was beating the bushes for funds to build the playground. Contrast: beat about the bush or beat around the bush …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat the bushes — also[beat the brush] {v. phr.}, {informal} To try very hard to find or get something. * /The mayor was beating the bushes for funds to build the playground./ Contrast: BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH or BEAT AROUND THE BUSH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the bushes — also[beat the brush] {v. phr.}, {informal} To try very hard to find or get something. * /The mayor was beating the bushes for funds to build the playground./ Contrast: BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH or BEAT AROUND THE BUSH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the bushes — phrasal : to scour or search through all likely or possible areas beating the bushes for promising talent * * * I informal search thoroughly I was out beating the bushes for investors to split the risk II see beat …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the bushes — American to try very hard to get or achieve something. She s not out there beating the bushes for a job she s just as happy not working …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the bushes — idi to search far and wide …   From formal English to slang

  • beat the bushes (to) —  Search everywhere; aggressively market even in rural or unlikely places.  ► “These discounts invariably attract classic, value oriented investors who beat the bushes for dollars they can pick up for 80 cents.” (Barron’s, Oct. 23, 1995, p. 35) …   American business jargon

  • beat\ the\ brush — • beat the bushes • beat the brush v. phr. informal To try very hard to find or get something. The mayor was beating the bushes for funds to build the playground. Contrast: beat about the bush or beat around the bush …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To beat the dust — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat the hoof — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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