verb (used with object)
Idioms for pillar
- aimlessly from place to place.
- uneasily from one bad situation or predicament to another.
Origin of pillar
synonym study for pillar
OTHER WORDS FROM pillarpil·lared, adjectivepil·lar·like, adjectiveun·pil·lared, adjective
Words nearby pillar
British Dictionary definitions for from pillar to post
Word Origin for pillar
Medical definitions for from pillar to post
Cultural definitions for from pillar to post
From one place or thing to another in rapid succession: “Abernathy couldn't stick to one project and was always dashing from pillar to post.”
Idioms and Phrases with from pillar to post
From one thing or place to another, hither and thither. For example, After Kevin joined the Air Force, the family kept moving from pillar to post. This expression began life in the early 1400s as from post to pillar, an order no longer used, and is thought to allude to the banging about of a ball in the game of court tennis.