phone tag


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phone tag

A series of telephone calls made between two people in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've had a bit of phone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: phone, tag
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I have personally been a part of a phone tag game that went on for
Once upon a time, the Israeli definition of overcoming logistical difficulties meant sending a team to Argentina to capture Eichmann or to Entebbe to rescue hostages; now, it means playing phone tag with a kid who sings songs called "Baby" and "One Less Lonely Girl.
Stacy said he played phone tag with someone from Kulongoski's office but they never spoke directly and he didn't know what the person was calling about.
We play a lot of phone tag, and that's really a disjointed way of communicating with folks.
Off and on over the next week I continued to leave messages and play phone tag with Mr.
The brothers from Simi Valley played phone tag until Wednesday afternoon, when Jeff reached his brother to congratulate him.
Each contains a magnetic photo frame, a height chart, kite, giant pencil, character mobile phone tag, Scrat Plush, fold-up cooler bag, boy's T-shirt, girl's T-shirt, flip-flop carry set, a shoulder bag and a fold-up chair.
And frankly, making these phone calls is also disruptive for hospitalists, particularly when a game of phone tag breaks out between the primary care physician and the hospitalist.
This can involve a lot of phone tag, e-mails, faxes and the like, but through this process we hope to gather the most up-to-date information.
Although faxes and interactive voice response have helped somewhat, phone calls and phone tag to clarify information are generally the rule.
Parents are grateful for the info and for a more convenient way to contact me than playing phone tag.
In the first episode, the team is called to a stabbing and it emerges that the victim was taking part in a game of Phone Tag.
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Playing phone tag incessantly with the doctor's office to try to get through to schedule an appointment or seek advice