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buffet (someone or something)

To frequently pass or move someone or something back and forth with someone or something else. That little girl has been buffeted between her parents ever since their divorce. I wonder if this project will ever get done, considering how it's been buffeted from one department to another for months.
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buffet someone or something (from someone or something) (to someone or something)

Fig. to shift someone or something back and forth between people, things, or places, as if being tossed around by the waves of the sea. The state agency buffeted the orphan child from one relative to another. The office staff buffeted the memo from one desk to another.
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Setting up a buffet table involves sharp planning and crisp execution.
said the three sisters, in unison, at the recent opening of their first Beauty Buffet branch in Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City.
Lancashire chain The Chinese Buffet bought the site in Speke Boulevard that was home to Damon's for 15 years.
Elite Grande Hotel is hosting its Iftar celebrations at Julio's featuring a buffet and live Arabic entertainment.
The essential feature of the various buffet formats is that the diners can directly view the food and immediately select which dishes they wish to consume, and usually also can decide how much food they take," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, explains.
The best overarching strategy for surviving an all-you-can-eat buffet is to deploy mindful eating tactics.
The Gateway restaurant was one of the first in the Hometown Buffet Chain to undergo the remake, Smith said, "it was the third we've done this quarter," he said, "We're gong to be doing restaurants in Texas, Louisi ana, California and Colorado over the next six months.
It really struck a chord," Selesner said during a media tour of the $17 million buffet, according to Las Vegas Weekly.
The restaurant and take-away is now under new ownership and offers a great choice of traditional home cooked Indian food, all served in a buffet style banqueting hall, close to the centre of Birkby.
Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, a US-based chain restaurant offering a multi-cuisine buffet menu, has announced opening of a new restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee.
28 -- Hungry Bangalore (HungryZone) introduces Buffet Search for the foodies.
Overweight people behave differently than leaner people at an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Today we have joined forces with Spice Buffet to give all Mail readers a fantastic 2-for-1 offer on meals.
Outdoor buffet serveware features food trays with accompanying ice bins that keep foods chilled and fresh when entertaining outdoors or anytime you want to keep potato salad, coleslaw, shrimp cocktail, and more at their peak.
Dine at China Buffet King at lunchtime (Monday to Saturday), and you can sample a wide variety of Oriental favourites including soups, starters, main courses, salads and desserts from the buffet bar for less than pounds 6.