lead down a garden path


lead down a garden path

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

  • lead somebody down the garden path — lead sb up/down the garden ˈpath idiom to make sb believe sth which is not true Main entry: ↑leadidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead someone down the garden path — verb To deceive, hoodwink They all have been leading us down the garden path about health care …   Wiktionary

  • down the garden path — See lead you down the garden path …   English idioms

  • lead you down the garden path — tell you a false story, give you a line    He said the trip to Paris was free. He led me down the garden path …   English idioms

  • lead one down the garden path — also lead one up the garden path phrasal hoodwink, deceive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • garden path — noun A sentence that is easily incorrectly parsed on a first read, due to ambiguity of a word or words. See Also: lead down a garden path, lead up the garden path …   Wiktionary

  • 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


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