lead someone (around) by the nose

Definition of lead someone (around) by the nose

informal

  1. :  to completely control a person I'm amazed that he lets them lead him around by the nose like that.

Word by Word Definitions

leadplay
  1. :  to guide on a way especially by going in advance

    :  to direct on a course or in a direction

    :  to serve as a channel for

  1. :  leadership

    :  example, precedent

    :  position at the front :  vanguard

  1. :  acting or serving as a lead (see 2lead)or leader

  1. :  a plummet for sounding at sea

    :  a usually flat lead roof

    :  lead framing for panes in windows

  1. :  to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)

    :  to fix (window glass) in position with leads

    :  to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

aroundplay
  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation

noseplay
  1. :  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

    :  this part together with the nasal cavity

    :  the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle :  snout, proboscis

  1. :  to detect by or as if by smell :  scent

    :  to push or move with the nose

    :  to move (as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously


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