Frequency of Use: Medium to High
You are out on a date at a restaurant, and while you are eating, you notice that your date has food in her/his teeth. You want to say something, but you realize that you can’t speak frankly about the situation. You are afraid of embarrassing a person you really like. Instead, you beat around the bush and talk about other things.
What are some things people can do in this situation instead of beating around the bush?
“You could pretend that nothing is wrong and go on with the date.”
Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it.