get the runaround


: 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.

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“Get the runaround.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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