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telephone tag

noun

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

Full Definition of TELEPHONE TAG

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

Examples of TELEPHONE TAG

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

First Known Use of TELEPHONE TAG

1980

Rhymes with TELEPHONE TAG

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