telephone tag


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telephone 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 telephone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: tag, telephone
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We played telephone tag for a while after settling back into our respective work environments after the conference, but eventually connected.
It puts information into their hands quickly and virtually eliminates telephone tag and busy lines.
5) Savings will result from a reduction in telephone tag and repetitious instructions.
A game of telephone tag then breaks out amongst numerous engineers from different companies, not all I suspect still in their pyjamas, in an attempt to find out whose problem this is, this really, really is.
Again, no telephone tag is necessary to get a reply message through.
The receiving party can also respond at their convenience -- a virtual elimination of telephone tag.
Just as resistance to the "inhumanity" of automatic tellers has given way to widespread use for the sake of convenience, callers are becoming more willing to use voice mail as an alternative to endless telephone tag.
The ability to send lab and radiology information to patients and to avoid frequent telephone tag makes the patient portal a valuable instrument in the physician toolkit.
8220;By automating business and operations through TennisHub, there's no more calling, telephone tag or email exchanges to arrange play.
Everyone involved in the coding and billing cycle stays connected, informed and aware of DNFB activity -- saving research time and eliminating telephone tag between departments.
Simple administrative issues such as appointment changes can be easily handled by e-mail, helping to avert telephone tag.
Telephone tag and unnecessary interruptions are eliminated, increasing employee productivity.
Although the office has been pared down and centralized, staff members can still turn the simplest requests into lengthy, frustrating bouts of telephone tag, say some dissatisfied callers.