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English definition of “run round in circles”

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run round in circles

UK informal
to be very active but with few results: Peter's been running round in circles since half his department resigned.
Translations of “run round in circles”
in Chinese (Traditional) 做無用功,徒勞無功, 在原地兜圈子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 做无用功,徒劳无功, 在原地兜圈子…
(Definition of run round in circles from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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