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run round in circles

informal to be very ​active but with few ​results: We've been ​running round in ​circlestrying to get the ​information we need, but no-one will ​tell us anything.
(Definition of run round in circles from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “run round in circles”
in Chinese (Simplified) 做无用功,徒劳无功, 在原地兜圈子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 做無用功,徒勞無功, 在原地兜圈子…
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