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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So the postal service recently sent a regional facilities specialist to meet with area residents and beat the bushes for alternative locations.
Constitution hard enough to enter the contest to try to win,'' said Bob Myers, who beat the bushes trying to recruit local high school students for the contest in his American Legion Van Nuys Post 193 area.
When police beat the bushes with their batons, Doherty jumped into the river, but later surrendered, McCarthy said.