to go around
/round in circlesto run around
/round in circles if you go round in circles when you are discussing something or trying to achieve something, you do not make any progress because you keep going back to the same subjects or the same problems.
to use a lot of time and effort trying to do something, without making any progress
1- I need some more data to work on, otherwise I'm just going round in circles
2- We can't go round in circles
all day - someone will have to make a decision.
3- We spent the whole day running around in circles
looking for a document which everyone thought was lost but which wasn't. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/go+ ... in+circles