Talk:cat and mouse game

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I think this is not idiomatic. Move to cat and mouse (keep redirect?), which as an ellipsis is idiomatic. That should handle most searches. Forms with "play" and "game" (including "game of cat and mouse") are all SoP, non-idiomatic. DCDuring TALK 16:57, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Right.​—msh210 17:25, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Maybe keep the redirect(s) and use usage notes to avoid confusion. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:29, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
FWIW, bgc shows "cat and mouse" without "game" to occur ~2100 times; "cat and mouse game" 1142 times; and "game of cat and mouse" 875 times. DCDuring TALK 00:37, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Moved; kept redirect.​—msh210 17:23, 22 April 2010 (UTC)