from pillar to post
phrasal from one place or one predicament to another

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • from pillar to post — {adv. phr.} From one place to another many times. * /Sarah s father changed jobs several times a year, and the family was moved from pillar to post./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from pillar to post — {adv. phr.} From one place to another many times. * /Sarah s father changed jobs several times a year, and the family was moved from pillar to post./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • From pillar to post — Post Post, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to place. See {Position}, and cf. 4th {Post}.] 1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • From pillar to post — Pillar Pil lar, n. [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium, pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See {Pile} a heap.] 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from pillar to post — If something is going from pillar to post, it is moving around in a meaningless way, from one disaster to another …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • from pillar to post — ► from pillar to post from one place to another in an unsatisfactory manner. Main Entry: ↑pillar …   English terms dictionary

  • from pillar to post — from one problem to another    After getting fired, he went from pillar to post more bad luck …   English idioms

  • from pillar to post — adverb from one place or situation to another (Freq. 1) we were driven from pillar to post • Syn: ↑hither and thither * * * phrasal : from one place or one situation to another : hither and thither the libr …   Useful english dictionary

  • from pillar to post — British & Australian if someone goes from pillar to post, they are forced to keep moving from one place to another. After his mother died, Billy was passed from pillar to post and ended up in a children s home …   New idioms dictionary

  • from\ pillar\ to\ post — adv. phr. From one place to another many times. Sarah s father changed jobs several times a year, and the family was moved from pillar to post …   Словарь американских идиом

  • from pillar to post —    If something is going from pillar to post, it is moving around in a meaningless way, from one disaster to another.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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