Meaning of “lead sb up the garden path” in the English Dictionary

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"lead sb up the garden path" in British English

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lead sb up the garden path


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!

(Definition of “lead sb up the garden path” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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