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runaround

noun uk   /ˈrʌn.ə.raʊnd/ us  
give sb the runaround to refuse to help someone, sending them to someone or somewhere else to get help: I'm trying to get a new visa, but the embassy staff keep giving me the runaround.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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