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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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If your agent is waiting around for the phone to ring, ask if [he or she] is working every avenue possible, and suggest that this individual should be beating the bushes.
They like to be out beating the bushes for new leads.
Joyce Nelson-you keep beating the bushes for a cure for this version of MS
It all depends: If you mean Mike, the loyal Democrat, adviser, confidant and close friend of the Kennedys, he is out around Cedar Rapids beating the bushes.
The aptly named American Grassfed Association, based in Denver, is beating the bushes about projections that its members' beef will grow to comprise some 10 percent of the overall beef market in the next decade, compared to just 3 percent now.
You see, when we're not beating the bushes for the latest news to keep you, the reader, informed, some of us here at HFN on Wednesday morning gather around the water cooler and conduct an "American Idol" recap.
Businessman Ken Gordon, chairman of the World Cup event this year and president of its parent company, the West Indies Cricket Board, has been beating the bushes for private support.
If there was ever anything seriously proposed, they would have been out beating the bushes for support,'' the consultant said.