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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Instead of playing phone tag or spinning a long email string trying to schedule a meeting, consider saving time by using a tool like timetrade.
I talk to the experts without wasting valuable time and energy playing phone tag.
8220;We want to free business owners from the hassle of scheduling and let them focus on what they love… working with their customers and growing their business, not playing phone tag and never ending email strings trying to find mutually available appointment times.
No playing phone tag or trying to find a convenient time that works for both of you to meet.
Simon has placed a call in to the chairman of selectors to see what's going on but they've been playing phone tag," Katich's manager, Robert Joske, said.
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.
After days of playing phone tag, then haggling about money, the school offered me a partial refund, which I'm going to take and run.
After playing phone tag for over a week, I finally connected with Jerry Hoover of Iowa Droptine Outfitters located in Guthrie Center.
You've been playing phone tag with the local sanitation director for a fluff piece about all of the hard work the landfill crews do.
Parents are grateful for the info and for a more convenient way to contact me than playing phone tag.
Playing phone tag incessantly with the doctor's office to try to get through to schedule an appointment or seek advice
Employees find IM eliminates the oft-times irritating practice of playing phone tag, while companies find the practice beneficial because it offloads traffic from corporate e-mail and phone systems.
They like Direct Connect because it's cheaper than paying for additional cell phone minutes and faster than playing phone tag.
Instead of worrying about lost handouts, dealing with questions regarding homework or playing phone tag with parents, we were creating a model where the information was available anytime students or parents needed it.