string along

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string along (third-person singular simple present strings along, present participle stringing along, simple past and past participle strung along)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To keep somebody falsely believing that one has certain intentions.
    She's been telling me for ages that she wants to meet up, but won't give me a date. I'm convinced she's stringing me along.