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Run around in circles


Useless activity. Unorganized and wasteful effort. This idiom does not imply one is lazy but on the contrary, one is very active but inefficient and making no progress. (Compare to Like a chicken with its head cut off.)

“Mom tried to help with on our wedding day but she was running around in circles and of little value.”

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