Definition of from pillar to post in English:

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from pillar to post

From one place to another in an unceremonious or fruitless manner: the refugees have been pushed from pillar to post in that area
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  • Mrs Swaffield said: ‘It is so wrong that this old lady is being pushed around from pillar to post.’
  • Patients with mental health problems will no longer be pushed from pillar to post once a new resource centre has opened at Queensway House in Southend.
  • ‘I feel very guilty even now about how David got pushed from pillar to post,’ said Linda.
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