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go/run round in circles

to keep doing or talking about the same thing without achieving anything: The discussion kept going round in circles. I've been running round in circles trying to get all the reports finished before the meeting.
Translations of “go/run round in circles”
in Chinese (Traditional) 原地兜圈, 毫無進展, 白忙,瞎忙活…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原地兜圈, 毫无进展, 白忙,瞎忙乎…
(Definition of go/run round in circles from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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