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Словосочетания со словом beat

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beat about the bush
beat around the bush
To talk about things without giving a clear answer; avoid the question or the point.
He would not answer yes or no, but beat about the bush.
He beat about the bush for a half hour without coming to the point.
Our boss beats around the bush so much that no one in the office knows exactly what he wants us to do.
Instead of beating around the bush, Melinda explained her objection in very clear terms.
Compare:
BESIDE THE POINT
Contrast:
COME TO THE POINT
beat all
beat the Dutch
To be strange or surprising.
John found a box full of money buried in his garage. Doesn't that beat all!
It beats the Dutch how Tom always makes a basket.
beat all hollow
beat hollow
To do much better than; to beat very badly.
We beat their team all hollow.
As a speaker, he beats us all hollow.
beat a retreat
To give a signal, esp. by beating a drum, to go back.
The Redcoats' drums were beating a retreat.
To run away.
They beat a retreat when they saw that they were too few.
The cat beat a hasty retreat when he saw the dog coming.
Compare:
BACK DOWN FALL BACK
beat the air
Заниматься пустым делом, ерундой, болтовней; "толочь воду в ступе".
Don't beat the air, you can't help him.
Не надо толочь воду в ступе, ты не можешь ему помочь.
beat down
To crush or break the spirit of; win over; conquer.
All their defenses were beaten down by the tanks.
To try to get reduced; force down by discussing.
Can we beat down the price?
To persuade or force (someone) to accept a lower price or easier payments.
He tried to beat us down, so we did not sell the house.
To shine brightly or hotly.
At noon the sun beat down on our heads as we walked home.
beaten path
beaten track
The usual route or way of operating that has been conventionally established.
If we always follow the beaten path, we'll never have the courage to try something new.
beat the clock
Закончить, успеть до крайнего срока.
Sam beat the clock, arriving a few minutes before the doors were locked.
Сэм только-только успел приехать, перед тем как двери закрылись.