Origin of runaround
Words nearby runaround
How to use runaround in a sentence
They’d spoken personally before, and she was tired of getting the runaround.There’s something in the water at Pearl Harbor—and it’s making kids sick|Haley Britzky/Task & Purpose|January 8, 2022|Popular-Science
They called it the National Runaround Act and mocked the eagle as the Soviet Duck.
The runaround concluded with King and Brando exchanging lip kisses.
Pembroke watched him hurry off to service a car with a sense of having been given the runaround.The Perfectionists|Arnold Castle
His reply to that, according to your exhibits, was that they would simply give him the same runaround again.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for runaround
Other Idioms and Phrases with runaround (1 of 2)
see get the runaround.
Other Idioms and Phrases with runaround (2 of 2)
Go about hurriedly here and there, as in I have been running around all day so I want to stay home tonight and relax. [Early 1900s]
Also, run around with. Associate or consort with socially, as in At college she began to run around with a very liberal group. [Late 1800s]
Be sexually unfaithful, as in She caught him running around just once too often and finally sued for divorce. [Early 1900s]