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The bicycle is a former child's toy that has now been elevated to icon status because, presumably, it can move the human form from pillar to post without damage to the environment.
Brock Yates

Meaning of "from pillar to post" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FROM PILLAR TO POST

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FROM PILLAR TO POST

from A to Z
from away
from cold
from Day 1
from day to day
from first to last
from hand to hand
from hand to mouth
from hell
from nature
from one´s heart
from pole to pole
from rags to riches
from scratch
from strength to strength
from the cradle to the grave
from the get-go
from the wood
from the word go
from time to time

WORDS THAT END LIKE FROM PILLAR TO POST

book post
by return of post
command post
customs post
fence post
first post
frontier post
hitching post
king post
last post
listening post
newel post
observation post
parcel post
post
registered post
staging post
tool post
trading post
whipping post
winning post

Synonyms and antonyms of from pillar to post in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «from pillar to post» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FROM PILLAR TO POST

Find out the translation of from pillar to post to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of from pillar to post from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «from pillar to post» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

糟糕透顶了
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de un lado para
570 millions of speakers

English

from pillar to post
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्तंभ से पोस्ट करने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من عمود لإضافة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

туда-сюда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de um lado para
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্তম্ভ থেকে পোস্ট করতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

du pilier au poteau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dari tiang untuk menghantar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

von Pontius zu Pilatus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

柱から投稿する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기둥 에서 게시하려면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saka pilar kanggo ngirim
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

từ trụ cột để viết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூணிலிருந்து இடுகையிட வேண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्तंभापासून ते पोस्ट करण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Direkten postaya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

da un posto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

od drzwi do drzwi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

туди - сюди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de la pilon pentru a posta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από τον Άννα στον Καϊάφα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

van bakboord na stuurboord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

från pelaren för att posta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fra søyle til innlegget
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of from pillar to post

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FROM PILLAR TO POST»

The term «from pillar to post» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.823 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about from pillar to post

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2 QUOTES WITH «FROM PILLAR TO POST»

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Rebecca Ferguson
Growing up, we didn't have anything. My mum wasn't well, so I was in three care homes then foster homes before me and my little brother went back to her. I was passed from pillar to post.
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Brock Yates
The bicycle is a former child's toy that has now been elevated to icon status because, presumably, it can move the human form from pillar to post without damage to the environment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FROM PILLAR TO POST»

Discover the use of from pillar to post in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to from pillar to post and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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From Pillar to Post: The Indo-Caribbean Diaspora
This book presents a comprehensive look at the history and culture of the Indo-Caribbean people in the West Indies, where they have lived for more than a century and a half, and in Canada, Britain and the United States to which larger ...
Frank Birbalsingh, 1997
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From Pillar to Post
'From Pillar To Post' takes a look at the restlessness of humans in vulnerable situations, especially in intimate relationships that become traumatic.
D. Les Pierre-Luke, 2008
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From Pillar to Post: Leaves from a Lecturer's Note Book
1917. Contents: Getting Used to It; Southern Hospitality; Getting the Level; The Good Samaritan; A Vagrant Poet; Backhanded Compliments; Friends of the Road; Chairmen I have Met; Chance Acquaintances; Humors of the Road; Mine Host; Perils ...
John Kendrick Bangs, 2005
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From Pillar to Post
Trevice Burgess-Davis. From Pillar to Post Trevice Burgess-Davis From Pillar to Post by Trevice Burgess-Davis Copyright © 2004.
Trevice Burgess-Davis, 2004
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From Pillar to Post: Transitioning from Child and Youth ...
The experiences and observations from the participants regarding the transition process were ascertained through a phenomenological approach.
Lynne Boutcher, 2007
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From Pillar to Post
If this book encourages debate, and perhaps greater use of threatened branches, it will, like the Post Office itself, serve a vital purpose.
John Spencer Gilks, 2010
7
A Season of Night: New Orleans Life After Katrina
Honey, I been from pillar to post. Let me tell you.” And she told me, breathlessly. The following was delivered at machine-gun pace: “I stayed, honey, I stayed for five days. I had to. I had two cats with me. It was okay, the water only came in the  ...
Ian McNulty, 2008
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When Coal Was King: Ladysmith and the Coal-Mining Industry ...
... aggressivejob actions. The coal miners of Vancouver Island, considered by some to be inherently “radical” – after all they were the archetypical “frontier labourer” –were thought to be instrumental in the radicalization 5 From Pillar to Post.
John Hinde, 2011
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Parents on Dyslexia
Our feelings are an uncertain master and they can often be outdone by arguments. All that then remains is perhaps a feeling of guilt. But can you ever do things properly? Is there one 90 FROM PILLAR TO POST Are things always so clear?
Saskia van der Stoel, 1990
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Perpetual Motion: A Refugee Childhood Recalled and ...
... of a soldier's wife with a. 51 From Pillar to Post ...
Renate Melinsky, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FROM PILLAR TO POST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term from pillar to post is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Five things we learned on Cardiff's fourth day
The hosts dominated the first Test from pillar to post on a benign wicket devoid of pace, bounce and lateral movement that nullified Australia's ... «cricket.com.au, Jul 15»
2
“Appoint a VAO just for Ullagaram”
There have several instances of residents running from pillar to post to process such applications. They say the VAO for Madipakkam I, covers ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
Osborne's living wage might well leave businesses wondering
As businesses get passed from pillar to post, the risk remains that businesses will once again lose confidence in funding themselves towards ... «Talk Business Magazine, Jul 15»
4
Our faith in Direct Line was dented when an accident involved a …
Since then we have been passed from pillar to post with Direct Line in an attempt to have her claim settled – with dozens of phone calls and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Khell tiatrists corner MMC chief over non-payment of dues
... being made to run from pillar to post for their payments. "Why is the government delaying our payments instead of assisting us in our struggle ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
6
After flood nightmare, River Valley residents plan insuring furniture
The residents have been running from pillar to post to get a sanction for constructions. They also have asked authorities to clear obstructions ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
7
Aadhaar Card registration turns damp squib
Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Eidgah alleged that they are being forced to run from pillar to post to register for Aadhaar card. A group of ... «GreaterKashmir.com, Jul 15»
8
From Pillar To Post With Caffrey
And there's only one way to end this piece – from pillar to post ! Humphrey Kelleher –. Our much loved, over worked accountant Alan will think ... «98FM, Jul 15»
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ALEXANDER: Now Arreola has an opponent to train for
It would be one thing if I was getting my (butt) kicked from pillar to post, but I wasn't. I didn't get beat up. I wasn't bloody, I wasn't bruised, I wasn't ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
10
After Supreme Court Orders CBI Probe Into Vyapam Scam, Namrata …
Meghnagar, Jhabua: For over three years, 60-year-old Mehtab Singh Damor had been running from pillar to post seeking justice for his ... «NDTV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. From pillar to post [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/from-pillar-to-post>. Jan 2021 ».
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