give (someone) the runaround
Definition of give (someone) the runaround
: to fail to give (someone) information or help that he or she needs by not answering questions or by not dealing with the problem directly Their customer representatives keep giving me the runaround.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: 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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