English version

give somebody the runaround

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody the runaroundgive somebody the runaroundinformalAVOID to deliberately avoid giving someone a definite answer, especially when they are asking you to do something Every time we ask the landlord about fixing the roof, he gives us the runaround. runaround
Examples from the Corpus
give somebody the runaroundI called the insurance company about this claim, but they kept giving me the runaround.
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