From one place to another in an unceremonious or fruitless manner: the refugees have been pushed from pillar to post in that area
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of from pillar to post in:
- The British & World English dictionary