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 ability of the runaround system to provide precooling in the summer is under standably reduced due to the system being used for auxiliary heat rejection.
EVEN Hollywood stars get the runaround from their kids at the beach.
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.
Millwall 2 Boro 1 STEVE MORISON gave Boro the runaround last night.
We were underdogs that year and we were expected to be given the runaround but we gave them the runaround," he said.
Striker Caleb Folan gave Portsmouth's back line the runaround and came close to scoring.
They spent months knocking on doors at City Hall - and getting the runaround.
ASHLEY COLE has vowed not to be given the runaround again by Robert Pires if England play France in the Euro 2004 final.
BOTTLENECK: CMAK managing director Geoff Chater (above) claims the city council is giving his firm the runaround over licence approval and holding up the creation of new jobs at its factory in Foleshill.
NICOLAS LAPENTTI can give Monte Carlo Open runner-up Dominik Hrbaty the runaround to reach the Seat Open quarter-finals today.