buffet (someone or something)

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buffet (someone or something)

To frequently pass or move someone or something back and forth with someone or something else. That little girl has been buffeted between her parents ever since their divorce. I wonder if this project will ever get done, considering how it's been buffeted from one department to another for months.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buffet someone or something (from someone or something) (to someone or something)

Fig. to shift someone or something back and forth between people, things, or places, as if being tossed around by the waves of the sea. The state agency buffeted the orphan child from one relative to another. The office staff buffeted the memo from one desk to another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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