telephone tag

noun

Definition of telephone tag

: telephoning back and forth by parties trying to reach each other without success

Examples of telephone tag in a Sentence

We've been playing telephone tag—she's always out when I call, and vice versa.

First Known Use of telephone tag

1969, in the meaning defined above

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telephone tag

noun

English Language Learners Definition of telephone tag

chiefly US : a situation in which two people keep trying to call each other on the telephone but are unable to reach each other

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