passed from pillar to post

passed from pillar to post

A popular UK idiom for monotonous repetition of a particular action—e.g., continually being moved from one location to another—a phrase that traces its origin to tennis as played by pre-renaissance royals.
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I tried contacting TalkTalk but it's taken ages to get through and I've been passed from pillar to post.
Slinky came into us as a young unruly adolescent who had been passed from pillar to post and who hadn't had any stability in his life.
She said: "Dan has been passed from pillar to post since he was 11.
With the new centre there was an opportunity for us to do something very different, and hopefully smooth out the patient pathway and get people to the right place first time, rather than being passed from pillar to post, which they can be currently.
With the new centre there was an opportunity to do something very different, and hopefully smooth out the patient pathway and get people to the right place first time, rather than being passed from pillar to post, which they can be currently.
It does not look like it has been passed from pillar to post, it is immaculate.
8220;This is good news for the customer, however, as it means that they will always be dealing with people who are fully qualified to offer them assistance at every stage of the process rather than just being passed from pillar to post before they can find the information they need.
He began, 'What families are looking for is integration, and one point of contact, where they aren't passed from pillar to post.
He said: "I'm fed up of being passed from pillar to post.
She submitted a claim after being forced to stay in Malaga for a week but was passed from pillar to post.
We take him to the drama rehearsals we go to every week, so he is used to being passed from pillar to post.