telephone tag

noun

Definition of telephone tag

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

Examples of telephone tag in a sentence

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

1980

First Known Use of telephone tag

1980


TELEPHONE TAG Defined for English Language Learners

telephone tag

noun

Definition of telephone tag for English Language Learners

  • : 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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