Meaning of “from pillar to post” in the English Dictionary

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"from pillar to post" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “from pillar to post” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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