Runaround


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Runaround

Slang; deceptive tactics. For example, a dishonest salesman may be said to give a victim "the runaround" by not disclosing hidden fees associated with the price.
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The company doctors and insurance company was giving me the runaround til I hired John Metz.
Hence the little competitive devils could give their opponents the runaround by confusing them into thinking they were choosing one way, then switching at the last second to another.
It cannot be denied that Valenzuela's behavior for nearly two decades justifies suspicion about unexplained absences, especially when yet again he gave the runaround to state agents seeking drug tests in July and August.
After they both graduated with first-class honours, Kathryn and Catrina decided to work together professionally and have toured both regionally and nationally with their plays, After Her Death, Falling Knives and Runaround Wives and Stand and Tan.
ASHLEY COLE has vowed not to be given the runaround again by Robert Pires if England play France in the Euro 2004 final.
Mochdre amassed 225-5 as Pwllheli were given the runaround at their own Bodegroes Park on a top quality strip.
After being given the runaround in the first half by a Tranmere side who sit top of the Avon Premier League, Harriers fought back after the break with Drewe Broughton also hitting the bar.
STEVE DAVIS gave Fergal O'Brien the runaround when the pair last met and can do the same in Plymouth today, writes Adrian Humphries.
My landlord gave me the runaround and said subleasing wasn't permissible," she recalls.
With easy controls for all ages and levels, players can try their hand at one of three other game options, Runaround, Two-Close or Take 20.
HE MAY be the most powerful man in the world, but Barack Obama got the runaround from a dog yesterday.
We were underdogs that year and we were expected to be given the runaround but we gave them the runaround," he said.