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.
You'll have to jump through hoops before you'll be allowed to