give the runaround

give somebody the runaround

to act in a way which makes it difficult for someone to do something, for example by refusing to tell them things they need to know I'm trying to get a visa, but the embassy staff keep giving me the runaround. (informal)
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MAROS KLIMPL fears he'll never play for his country again after being give the runaround byWales striker Craig Bellamy.