lead up the garden path

lead up the garden path
Vrb phrs. To mislead. Informal

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • lead up the garden path — ► lead up the garden path informal give misleading clues or signals to. Main Entry: ↑lead …   English terms dictionary

  • lead down the garden path — lead (someone) down the garden path to deceive someone. Our country has been led down the garden path by the politicians in office. Etymology: based on the idea that a path in a garden is very pleasant, so someone who is brought along it can be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • lead up the garden path — lead (someone) up the garden path British, American & Australian, informal, American, informal to deceive someone. We were led up the garden path about the cost of the building work it turned out really expensive …   New idioms dictionary

  • lead up the garden path — verb To mislead or deceive …   Wiktionary

  • lead up the garden path —  Deceive. Impose on …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • lead someone down/up the garden path — see ↑lead, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑garden lead someone down/up the garden path informal : to deceive someone : to cause someone to go, think, or proceed wrongly He believes the average consumer is being led down the garden path by the promises in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead someone up the garden path — If someone leads you up the garden path, they deceive you, or give you false information that causes you to waste your time. Lead someone down the garden path is also used …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lead someone down the garden path — lead (someone) down the garden path to deceive someone. Our country has been led down the garden path by the politicians in office. Etymology: based on the idea that a path in a garden is very pleasant, so someone who is brought along it can be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • lead someone up the garden path — lead (someone) up the garden path British, American & Australian, informal, American, informal to deceive someone. We were led up the garden path about the cost of the building work it turned out really expensive …   New idioms dictionary

  • lead someone up (or down) the garden path — informal give someone misleading clues or signals. → lead …   English new terms dictionary

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