ran around in circles

ran around in circles
chased his own tail, ran around himself, circled the issue without ever getting to the heart of it

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • run around in circles — {v. phr.} To waste time in repetitious movements; be confused. * /There was such a crowd in the lobby that I ran around in circles trying to find my group./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run around in circles — {v. phr.} To waste time in repetitious movements; be confused. * /There was such a crowd in the lobby that I ran around in circles trying to find my group./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ around\ in\ circles — v. phr. To waste time in repetitious movements; be confused. There was such a crowd in the lobby that I ran around in circles trying to find my group …   Словарь американских идиом

  • around — a|round W1S1 [əˈraund] adv, prep 1.) surrounding or on all sides of something or someone British Equivalent: round ▪ The whole family was sitting around the dinner table. ▪ The Romans built a defensive wall around the city. ▪ She wore a beautiful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ever Decreasing Circles — infobox television show name = Ever Decreasing Circles caption = Opening titles of Ever Decreasing Circles format = Sitcom runtime = 30 minutes creator = John Esmonde and Bob Larbey starring = Richard Briers Penelope Wilton Peter Egan Stanley… …   Wikipedia

  • run\ circles\ around — • run circles around • run rings around v. phr. To show that you can do a task much better than; do better than (someone) very easily. In spelling, Ruth could run circles around Barbara any day. Frank ran rings around the other boys on the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run\ rings\ around — • run circles around • run rings around v. phr. To show that you can do a task much better than; do better than (someone) very easily. In spelling, Ruth could run circles around Barbara any day. Frank ran rings around the other boys on the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run circles around — also[run rings around] {v. phr.} To show that you can do a task much better than; do better than (someone) very easily. * /In spelling, Ruth could run circles around Barbara any day./ * /Frank ran rings around the other boys on the basketball… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run circles around — also[run rings around] {v. phr.} To show that you can do a task much better than; do better than (someone) very easily. * /In spelling, Ruth could run circles around Barbara any day./ * /Frank ran rings around the other boys on the basketball… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run rings/circles around —    If you show much more skill or ability than your opponent, you run rings (or circles) around them.     In a quiz show on TV yesterday, a teenage girl ran rings around the other contestants …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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