jump through hoops

idiom

Definition of jump through hoops

informal
: to do a complicated or annoying series of things in order to get or achieve something We had to jump through a lot of hoops to get a loan from the bank. It shouldn't be necessary to jump through hoops to get a computer to work properly.

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“Jump through hoops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20through%20hoops. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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