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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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- They climbed trees, beat the bushes and bent their bows to shoot arrows.
"I feel very fortunate that (Annapurna's) Megan Ellison began backing films and producing at the time she did because I really did beat the bushes and was unable to find any kind of concrete support for the film other than her.
In a scenario unfortunately reminiscent of the lead up to Iraq, the National Security Council tasked the various intelligence agencies to beat the bushes and come up with more corroborative information.
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