Beat the Bushes


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Beat the Bushes

To market a product in a rural or unusual area. Advertising a store in the newspaper of a town that is more than an hour away from the nearest location of that store is an example of beating the bushes.
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One is to beat the bushes for extraordinary cars that are hidden in barns and garages.
The beaters beat the bushes and make the birds fly, the hunters go in for the kill, and the farmers collect the birds and the harvest as they go.
We beat the bushes pretty good to try to find her, and she is not around.
For accessories, you'll have to beat the bushes and gun shows for them.