Meaning of “lead sb a (merry) dance” in the English Dictionary

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"lead sb a (merry) dance" in British English

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lead sb a (merry) dance

informal

to cause someone a lot of trouble, especially by getting them to do a lot of things that are not necessary

(Definition of “lead sb a (merry) dance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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