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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Imperato is beating the bushes in an attempt to garnish money and has found some.
So if Ron Harris is as canny an entrepreneur as he seems to be, he should start beating the bushes for women of child-bearing age who have made a fortune trading stocks, and persuade them to auction their eggs.
For over five years the Toronto filmmaker has been beating the bushes in that huge, uncharted terrain of the Canadian collective unconscious, uncovering, even inventing,
Coming at a time when employers are beating the bushes for new workers, to say that this decline is puzzling is an understatement.
So Smith got a lawyer for the paperwork with the Manitoba Securities Commission and started beating the bushes for investors on his own - friends, relatives, and business associates.
The main reason SSI rolls are exploding is that SSI spends millions beating the bushes for new clients.
Said Manley, "I find that the old way of going on the road with your product, beating the bushes locally by traveling from city to city, is back.