lead one up the garden path
phrasal see lead one down the garden path

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lead one up the garden path — phrasal also lead one up the garden Britain : to pull the wool over one s eyes : deceive, mislead so you led us up the garden path … you cooked up a beautiful story William Sansom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead one down the garden path — also lead one up the garden path phrasal hoodwink, deceive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lead someone up the garden path — (informal) DECEIVE, mislead, delude, hoodwink, dupe, trick, entrap, beguile, take in, fool, pull the wool over someone s eyes, gull; informal con, pull a fast one on, string along, take for a ride, put one over on. → garden * * * lead someone up… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead one up the garden — phrasal see lead one up the garden path …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead — lead1 W1S1 [li:d] v past tense and past participle led [led] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take somebody somewhere)¦ 2¦(go in front)¦ 3¦(be in charge)¦ 4¦(cause something to happen)¦ 5¦(cause somebody to believe something)¦ 6¦(influence)¦ 7¦(be more successful)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lead — 1 /li:d/ verb past tense and past participle led /led/ GO SOMEWHERE 1 GO IN FRONT (I, T) to go in front of a group of people or vehicles: You lead and we ll follow. | A truck with a jazz band on it was leading the parade. | a procession led by a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lead — Ⅰ. lead [1] ► VERB (past and past part. led) 1) cause (a person or animal) to go with one, especially by drawing them along or by preceding them to a destination. 2) be a route or means of access: the street led into the square. 3) (lead to)… …   English terms dictionary

  • lead — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. led) 1 tr. cause to go with one, esp. by guiding or showing the way or by going in front and taking a person s hand or an animal s halter etc. 2 tr. a direct the actions or opinions of. b (often foll. by to, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead someone on — DECEIVE, mislead, delude, hoodwink, dupe, trick, fool, pull the wool over someone s eyes; tease, flirt with; informal string along, lead up the garden path, take for a ride. → lead * * * mislead or deceive someone, esp. into believing that one is …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead — lead1 [li:d] verb (past and past participle led) 1》 cause (a person or animal) to go with one by drawing them along.     ↘show (someone) the way to a destination by preceding or accompanying them.     ↘(lead someone on) deceive someone into… …   English new terms dictionary

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