lead (someone) a merry chase

idiom

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

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“Lead (someone) a merry chase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20%28someone%29%20a%20merry%20chase. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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