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English definition of “play cat and mouse”

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play cat and mouse

to try to defeat someone by tricking that person into making a mistake so that you have an advantage over them: The 32-year-old singer spent a large proportion of the week playing cat and mouse with the press.
Translations of “play cat and mouse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩貓戲老鼠的遊戲, 耍弄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩猫戏老鼠的游戏, 耍弄…
(Definition of play cat and mouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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