phone tag

noun

Definition of phone tag

Examples of phone tag in a Sentence

“Have you talked to your sister about the party yet?” “No, we've been playing phone tag all week.”
Recent Examples on the Web After a game of phone tag with the ER and the ER’s billing firm and several months of waiting, Warner received another letter from his insurer. Aneri Pattani, Dallas News, 3 Oct. 2021 Through its mobile-first platform, Sonder uses technology to help customers avoid typical hotel headaches like waiting in line for a physical check-in and phone tag for service and maintenance requests. Laura Forman, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2021 After playing phone tag during the week, men’s basketball coach Chris Collins was among the first to welcome him at Ryan Fieldhouse. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, 7 June 2021 Sure, sending a brief text or email can be quicker than playing phone tag. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 11 May 2021 After playing phone tag with the officer, the Cleveland man was charged with theft by deception. John Benson, cleveland, 2 Dec. 2020 The report detailed a game of phone tag between the -1 phone number and Mr. Giuliani on Aug. 8. New York Times, 15 Nov. 2019 If the past few weeks have been plagued with endless phone tag, emails that have gone unreplied, and general malaise, Mars’s direct motion in ambitious Capricorn will make sure your career is back-on-track by the end of the month. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 30 July 2018 The two men played phone tag and eventually agreed to meet at Greenstreet, a popular Coconut Grove cafe, but Greenberg stood him up. David Smiley And Glenn Garvin, miamiherald, 19 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of phone tag

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Phone tag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phone%20tag. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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