be pushed from pillar to post

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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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He said: "The days when residents could only contact us on a weekday between 9am and 5pm and were pushed from pillar to post between different departments are now long gone.