lead (someone) a (merry) dance

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Definition of lead (someone) a (merry) dance

British, old-fashioned
: to cause a series of troubles or worries for (someone) He led me a merry dance before I finally got him to agree to a meeting.

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“Lead (someone) a (merry) dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20%28someone%29%20a%20%28merry%29%20dance. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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