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from pillar to post

If someone goes from pillar to post, they are forced to keep moving from one place to another: My parents were always on the move and so my childhood was spent being dragged from pillar to post.
Translations of “from pillar to post”
in Chinese (Traditional) 四處奔走,到處奔波…
in Chinese (Simplified) 四处奔走,到处奔波…
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