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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?
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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.
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They have asked their doctors, the hospital and Age Concern about this, but have been pushed from pillar to post and cannot get a sensible answer off anyone.
Voters from the two wards have been pushed from pillar to post over the last century.
The show's slot times have been pushed from pillar to post and no one ever knows when to watch it.
I suspect you would have been pushed from pillar to post and been lumbered with bank charges for wasting their time.