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English definition of “play cat and mouse”

play cat and mouse

to try to defeat someone by tricking them 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.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of play cat and mouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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