go through hoops(redirected from going through hoops)
go through hoops
To face or have to complete many challenges in pursuit of something that one wants, especially challenges that seem arbitrary or excessive. The boss made me go through a lot of hoops to earn this corner office, believe me. I was doing everything from leading presentations to getting him coffee for months. They really make you go through hoops to complete the purchase. I'm surprised it's not more streamlined.
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