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English definition of “lead sb up the garden path”

lead sb up the garden path

informal
to deceive someone: It seems as if we've been led up the garden path about the position of our hotel - it's miles from the beach!Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of lead sb up the garden path from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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