Idiom: Beat around the bush

Idiom: Beat around the bush

Examples:

1. Joe's wife was afraid to tell him about what her doctor told her, so she beat around the bush until he figured it out.

2. Janet was uncomfortable telling her boyfriend that she wanted to break up with him, so she beat around the bush.

3. Lisa liked Bill, but since it wasn't proper for to asked her out on a date, so she beat around the bush until he asked her.

What do you think the meaning of "beat around the bush" is?

It means to avoid talking about a subject directly while using a lot of words.