from pillar to post

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a. A slender, freestanding, vertical support; a column.
b. Such a structure or one similar to it used for decoration.
2. One who occupies a central or responsible position: a pillar of the state.
tr.v. pil·lared, pil·lar·ing, pil·lars
To support or decorate with pillars or a pillar.
from pillar to post
From one place to another; hither and thither.

[Middle English, from Old French pilier, from Medieval Latin pīlāre, from Latin pīla.]
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Adv.1.from pillar to post - from one place or situation to another; "we were driven from pillar to post"
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And here have I been knocking about, year after year, from pillar to post, as if I was no more than the commonest feller in the parish.
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At any rate, during the period of Lop-Ear's marriage I knocked about from pillar to post, in danger every night that I slept, and never comfortable.
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