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Search thoroughly.‘I was out beating the bushes for investors to split the risk’
- ‘Those were halcyon days for brokerages, which ramped up employment and beat the bushes for technology analysts who could help justify outrageous stock valuations.’
- ‘He will no doubt be beating the bushes for players that can take some of the pressure off of Milbrett next season.’
- ‘When I first started in this role I was concerned that I might have to beat the bushes for authors willing to write articles.’
- ‘As the economy has unraveled over the past three years, managers desperate to prop up profits have been beating the bushes for new ways to cut costs.’
- ‘He has been beating the bushes to find help.’
- ‘The choice is whether to focus on one dream candidate or to beat the bushes and conduct a thorough search.’
- ‘He is beating the bushes for at least $100 million more.’
- ‘Rather than desperately beating the bushes for MBAs, by the 1990s, US firms were swamped with them.’
- ‘As the tightest presidential election in Mexican history hits the homestretch for July 2, the front-runners are beating the bushes for every vote they can get.’
- ‘Colorado needs to stop drafting high-school football players who might one day become good baseball players and instead beat the bushes for players who already have high on-base and slugging percentages.’
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