ne pas tourner autour du pot

The French expression “ne pas tourner autour du pot” translates literally to “to not turn around the pot”.

English meaning:

  • to not beat around the bush

French meaning:

  • parler avec des détours to speak with digressions
  • hésiter à dire les choses to hesitate to say things

Example sentence:

  • Je vous demande de ne pas tourner autour du pot. Répondez à ma question tout de suite. I’m asking you not to beat around the bush. Answer my question right away.

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