string along
verb Date: 1914 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
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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