lead (someone) a (merry) dance

idiom

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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Recent Examples on the Web Movement instructor Melisa Valdez will lead a dance class to the conga beats of percussionist Miguel Martinez at lululemon on Newbury Street! Elena Giardina, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023

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