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string along

verb

Definition of STRING ALONG

transitive verb
1
:  to keep waiting <strung him along until the boss was back from lunch>
2
:  deceive, fool <string alonging us along with ruses and red herrings — John Powers>
intransitive verb
:  go along, agree <held her tongue and strung along with the rest of them>

Examples of STRING ALONG

  1. <the student succeeded in stringing even his teachers along with his tales of family hardships>

First Known Use of STRING ALONG

1914

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