be pushed from pillar to post

be pushed from pillar to post

To be forced or coerced to travel from place to place. We've been pushed from pillar to post for the past five years. Can't we finally settle down here?
See also: pillar, post, push

be driven, pushed, etc. from ˌpillar to ˈpost

be forced to go from one person or situation to another without achieving anything: Vast numbers of refugees have been pushed from pillar to post in that area.
See also: pillar, post