lead someone a dance

lead someone a dance
lead someone a dance see under ↑dance
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Main Entry:lead

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lead someone a (merry) dance british phrase
to treat someone badly over a period of time, for example by making them do things that are not necessary or by telling them things that are not true
Thesaurus: to treat someone unfairlysynonym
Main entry: dance

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I lead someone a dance (or a merry dance)
Brit. cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry
II
see dance

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lead someone a (merry) dance — see lead, 1
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Main Entry:dance

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  • lead someone a — ( ● dance …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead (someone) a (merry) dance — old fashioned to confuse someone or to cause problems for them by deceiving them or behaving in a way that they cannot understand. She s led us a merry dance over the plans for the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • lead someone a merry dance — ► lead someone a merry dance Brit. cause someone a great deal of trouble. Main Entry: ↑dance …   English terms dictionary

  • lead someone a merry chase — (US) (or Brit lead someone a (merry) dance) old fashioned : to cause a series of troubles or worries for (someone) He led me a merry chase before I finally got him to agree to a meeting. • • • Main Entry: ↑lead …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead someone a merry chase/dance — lead (someone) a merry chase/dance see ↑lead, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑merry …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead someone a merry dance — Brit. cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry. → dance …   English new terms dictionary

  • lead someone a merry dance — British to deliberately waste someone s time and cause them trouble She was leading journalists a merry dance about her wedding day …   English dictionary

  • lead someone a merry dance — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dance — ► VERB 1) move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps. 2) move in a quick and lively way. ► NOUN 1) a series of steps and movements that match the rhythm of a piece of music. 2) a social gathering at which people dance …   English terms dictionary

  • lead a merry chase/dance — lead (someone) a merry chase/dance see ↑lead, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑merry …   Useful english dictionary

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