to beat the bushes

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - beat the bushes

"to beat the bushes"

to perform a thorough, exhaustive and complete search


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - beat the bushes

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did you get your termination notice?

Colleague 2:  Yes.  I'll be jobless in two weeks.

Colleague 1:  What are you going to do?

Colleague 2:  I'm going to start beating the bushes to find another job.

Colleague 1:  Good luck with your search.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - beat the bushes

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's the restoration work going on your classic car?

Friend 2:  I've got a problem. I need a particular part and it is really hard to find.

Friend 1:  I suppose you'll have to beat the bushes.

Friend 2:  I'm going to visit all the on-line parts distributors, go to junk yards and call all my fellow enthusiasts.  I really need the part.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"to beat the bushes"

Sunday Fun Idiom - beat the bushes

to beat the bushes - Usage:


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to beat the bushes - Gerund Form:

Beating the bushes to find a job when you are unemployed is often necessary.

to beat the bushes - Examples:

1)  Personally I'd rather he spent the winter beating the bushes looking for the Weston Dressler type than searching the recycle bin.

2)  I don't mind going out and beating the bushes for the courses directly because I don't feel like I'm pleading or saying ...

3)  It turns out they're beating the bushes and digging in the couch cushions to try to find financial support for their upcoming ...

4)  With researchers constantly beating the bushes for funding, a university ensures renewable sources of funding for projects with staggered termination ...

5)  This, of course, put forth by a salesman who is constantly beating the bushes for new opportunities.

6)  Many have blamed the negative influence of claims management companies for beating the bushes in terms of engaging in massive cold calling campaigns to look for possible ...

7)  Chinese companies have taken large chunks of the market and Sharp is left beating the bushes for any remaining business opportunities.

8)  I'm beating the bushes, looking for something meaningful, or not so meaningful.

9)  ... MSM would have the story running 24/7 and hundreds of investigative reporters beating the bushes.

10)  So, beating the bushes for a security slot is much riskier than it appears.

11)  I believe the cause is not far off; if you beat the bushes well you may find her.

12)  ... it is sure that you will be disadvantages time and do some acceptable beat the bushes to find authoritative online assets lending stores.

13)  ... a year, and start keeping an eye out for candidates.  Beat the bushes. Once you've decided what you want, contact peers, people you used ...

14)  ... to come to you, be aggressive and don't be afraid to beat the bushes. As you move around your area, keep an eye out for real estate ...

15)  At first we had to sort of beat the bushes for writers. Now more people are coming to us, ...

16)  Now they needed ten times as many, instantly. Re4e beat the bushes for psychologists, and also for firms to design and build training gadgets.

17)  Not the searchers who beat the bushes high and low working in adverse condition in their effort to find a baby girl ...

18)  Roaming hither and yon, they beat the bushes for votes, relying on the most primitive forms of political expression ...

19)  ... hired a native Texan to beat the bushes for the state's top recruits.

20)  ... spring is also a great time to get out and beat the bushes for permission to hunt new properties.