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from pillar to post

If someone goes from pillar to ​post, they are ​forced to ​keepmoving from one ​place to another: My ​parents were always on the ​move and so my ​childhood was ​spent being ​dragged from pillar to ​post.
(Definition of from pillar to post from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “from pillar to post”
in Chinese (Simplified) 四处奔走,到处奔波…
in Chinese (Traditional) 四處奔走,到處奔波…
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