Hi,

does the idiom "don't beat about the bush" mean exactly the same thing as "cut to the chase" or "cut the crap"? (even though the last one seems rather gross to me)

Thank you in advance!
Yes and yes, though 'cut the crap' often means 'stop lying'.
Hi,

does the idiom "don't beat about the bush" mean exactly the same thing as "cut to the chase" Yes

or "cut the crap"? Yes, in a context where someone is slow to come to the point. In other contexts, the expression can simply mean more or less 'stop the nonsense'.

(even though the last one seems rather gross to me) It is.

Clive