Aloha! It is “buzzword” time! And we will never give you the runaround! Someone may ask, “Runaround? What is that?”
Of course not! If we separate “run” and “around”, “Run around” means “to be very busy doing a lot of different things”.
I’m exhausted – I’ve been running around all morning.
But the phrase “give someone the runaround” means “to deliberately behave in an unhelpful way, refuse to help someone, sending them to someone or somewhere else to get help”.
I went to the hospital to get the results of my test, but they kept giving me the runaround.
Or we can also say:
I went to the hospital to get the results of my test, but I just got the runaround.
Have you ever been given the runaround? And how did you deal with it?
Share your story with us!