get the runaround

Definition of get the runaround

informal

  1. :  to not be given the information or help that one needs because someone will not answer one's questions or deal with one's problem directly I'm tired of getting the runaround from your customer representatives.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

runaroundplay
  1. :  deceptive or delaying action especially in response to a request

    :  matter typeset in shortened measure to run around something (such as a cut)


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