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telephone tag

noun

Simple Definition of telephone tag

  • : a situation in which two people keep trying to call each other on the telephone but are unable to reach each other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of telephone tag

  1. :  telephoning back and forth by parties trying to reach each other without success

Examples of telephone tag in a sentence

  1. We've been playing telephone tag—she's always out when I call, and vice versa.



1980

First Known Use of telephone tag

1980

Rhymes with telephone tag


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