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string someone along

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string someone along

verb phrase

To deceive; fool, esp into a continuing adherence, cooperation, etc; string: I'm afraid that he's just stringing me along, trying to encourage me

[1902+; probably fr early 1800s British string on, in the same sense]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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