play telephone tag

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play telephone tag

To engage in a series of telephone calls with another person in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've been playing a bit of telephone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: play, tag, telephone
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Meanwhile, Keith plays telephone tag with a bright-and-sexy-sounding woman named Leah (Stacey Dash).
Management no longer plays telephone tag or waits for important calls.