telephone tag


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telephone tag

n.

tel′ephone tag`


n.
repeated unsuccessful attempts by two persons to connect with each other by telephone.
[1975–80]
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It's become like one massive game of telephone tag, where, by the time a message gets to the person actually buying the product, the things that make it special have been swallowed by marketing vernacular.
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