jump through hoops | go through hoops
Meaning: You can say you had to "jump through hoops" or "go through hoops" if you had to complete a lot of tasks before being permitted to do something.
- The insurance company made me jump through hoops before they'd give me a health insurance policy. I had to do medical tests, questionnaires, interviews - you name it!
- The defence department makes you go through hoops before they give you clearance to work in one of their special sections.