play phone tag

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play phone tag

To engage in a series of telephone calls with another person in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've been playing a bit of phone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: phone, play, tag
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Off and on over the next week I continued to leave messages and play phone tag with Mr.
Because phone calls create more phone calls" as providers and patients play phone tag, he explained.
You just play phone tag around the country and sometimes you get lucky,'' he said.
Additionally, with features such as Find Me/Follow Me and Advanced Call Routing, users can ensure that they receive all calls automatically and don't have to play phone tag.
She notes that patients don't have to wait on hold or play phone tag.
He's just so busy, and I'm so busy, we play phone tag all the time.
Forget about having to flip through telephone books, solicit referrals from friends and play phone tag.
They no longer have to play phone tag with numerous site managers to verify the rents of every deal that lands on their desk," said John Goodman, Pinnacle Real Estate Management Chairman.