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bat around

vb
1. (tr, adverb) slang US and Canadian to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc) informally
2. (intr) dialect slang Also: bat along US and Canadian to wander or move about
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The official's son had reportedly attacked his mother with a baseball bat around eight years ago, following which Shanahan had allegedly penned a memo arguing that the 17-year-old had acted in self-defence.
'He's close to being at the top of his game and, you know, he is really exciting to watch and, obviously, it is up to the other guys to bat around him at times.
The Blackhawks scored 3 runs in the second inning, capped by a Hartkopp RBI single, to go up 5-1, only to see the Raiders (21-12, 17-9) bat around in the bottom of the inning, scoring four times to tie the game.
Najibullah Zadran made 24 from 21 with two boundaries and a six, while Sayed Shirzad threw his bat around for a 16-ball 19 with three boundaries.
Sent in to open alongside New Zealander Luke Ronchi, Zazai threw his bat around smashing nine sixes and a dozen fours as Kabul Zwanan made light work of a stiff target of 189 with 13 deliveries to spare.
"The way that they play, everyone just goes really hard and Joe Root is sort of the rock in the middle and guys just bat around him."
The rest of us have to bat around him come Saturday.
Prosecutor Clare Wilks said: "The defendant was shouting and swearing saying 'I'm going to have her' and was waving his baseball bat around his head but he remained the other side of a garden wall.
Prosecutor Clare Wilks said: "The defendant was shouting and swearing, saying, 'I'm going to have her', and was waving his baseball bat around his head but he remained the other side of a garden wall.