Idiom: Play cat and mouse
Idiom: (play) cat and mouse
- A series of planned actions involving pursuit, captures and repeated escapes.
- The serial killer played cat and mouse with the police for ten years, leaving a trail of notes and clothing items from his victims and anonymous phone calls.
- A: You're not answering his calls? I thought you liked that guy. B: I do but he's playing cat and mouse with me so I'm doing the same.
- I feel like this candidate is playing cat and mouse with us. Do you think she has another job offer or maybe she's interviewing with a lot of other companies?
- If you want to go into collections then you better start getting used to playing cat and mouse with clients.
- We thought we had a buyer for our house but the real estate agent was just playing cat and mouse with us.
- Online dating is like a game of cat and mouse where you can't even be sure if the person you're exchanging messages with is real.
- My employer is playing cat and mouse with me. I've done everything that they've asked to get a promotion and raise but they keep changing the parameters.
- Why are you playing cat and mouse with us? We can tell you changed your grades on your report card and your teacher said you've missed five classes this month.
- a con game
- delay tactics
- smoke screen
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