cat and mouse
Simple Definition of cat and mouse
: behavior that is like the way a cat chases a mouse or plays with a mouse before killing it
Full Definition of cat and mouse
: behavior like that of a cat with a mouse: as a : the act of toying with or tormenting something before destroying it b : a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escapes <played a game of cat and mouse with the police>; broadly : an evasive action
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