Meaning of “play cat and mouse” in the English Dictionary

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"play cat and mouse" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “play cat and mouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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