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telephone tag

noun
1.
repeated unsuccessful attempts by two persons to connect with one another by telephone.
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  • No more playing telephone tag or pulling down an e-mail screen.
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telephone tag

noun phrase

The repeated exchange of recorded telephone messages: I don't feel like playing telephone tag with her/ ''Having computers in our volunteers' homes has eliminated phone tag,'' says Power, referring to the pervasive round-robin of messages left and phone calls missed (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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