keep (someone) guessing


: to make it impossible (for someone) to know what will happen next
The many twists and turns in the plot will keep readers guessing until the last page.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And by keeping them shrouded, we're all forced to just keep guessing. CBS News, 7 Dec. 2022 The radio squad encourage Harlow to keep guessing and eventually start giving him hints. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 11 May 2022 Some already keep guessing words with the correct letters. Joseph Pisani, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2022

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“Keep (someone) guessing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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