give (someone) the runaround

idiom

informal
: 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.

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“Give (someone) the runaround.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20runaround. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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