string along

verb

Definition of string along

transitive verb
1 :to keep waiting
  • strung him along until the boss was back from lunch
2 :deceive, fool
  • string alonging us along with ruses and red herrings
  • —John Powers
intransitive verb
:go along, agree
  • held her tongue and strung along with the rest of them

Examples of string along in a Sentence

  1. the student succeeded in stringing even his teachers along with his tales of family hardships

First Known Use of string along

1914



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