mâe náam ทั้ง
pûut = speak
chák = pull
mâe náam = the river
táng = whole
hâa = five
Literal MeaningTo speak drawing on all five rivers.
English ProverbTo beat around the bush
Rather than speak straight and concisely, sometimes people will talk in circles, all around what they want to say without getting to the point. This could be because they are just rambling in their speech, or because they are embarrassed or nervous about the subject and so they draw upon all five rivers, rather than just the one.
yùt chák mâe náam táng hâa tùh pûut maa dtong dtong loie
Stop beating around the bush, speak directly.