Tell me if this is what you want to say, Volver:Hello,
If I said something that for you seem that I should have said then say it and don't beat around the bush.
Does my sentence make sense?
Can you please correct it, if need be.
I'm not exactly sure what you wanted to say here. Did you mean 'should', or 'shouldn't'? I can imagine a sentence with shouldn't:If I said something that for you seem that I should have said then say it and don't beat around the bush.
They are very similar semantically so I suppose both would communicate the meaning of the phrase, which is figurative rather than literal. However, 'about' is more commonly heard (in England at least). I think this may be because it adds to the alliterated 'b' sound in 'beat' and 'bush'. It trips off the tongue quite neatly.Hi, I was wondering if "around" and "about" could both be used alternatively in the phrase "beat around/about the bush", because I found both and I don't know which of the two is actually correct (or if they both are).