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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Michael Anning, defending, told the court: "He had been after a part he needed to repair his shower and he felt he had been given the runaround while waiting for B& Q to get it in stock."
HE MAY be the most powerful man in the world, but Barack Obama got the runaround from a dog yesterday.
As I have experienced it, their real policy consists of giving the runaround to those who complain until they grow tired of complaining and learn to put up with the racket being imposed upon them.
And afterwards Merson said: "We gave them the runaround. It was a very one-sided match."
Mochdre amassed 225-5 as Pwllheli were given the runaround at their own Bodegroes Park on a top quality strip.
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 Amanda's claws out and Alesha on top feisty form, they'll no doubt be giving the boys the runaround.
TRIPLETS Lizzie, Norah and Erin Joyce gave their mum the runaround yesterday - but it was for a good cause.
I feel pretty confident going into the derby game but reckon Zarate could give Knight the runaround.
EVEN Hollywood stars get the runaround from their kids at the beach.
A COVENTRY taxi maker claims the city council is "giving it the runaround" over its failure to give official licensing approval to its model.