get the runaround

Definition of get the runaround

informal
: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

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

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


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