keep someone dangling


keep someone dangling
keep someone in an uncertain position.
dangle

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • keep someone dangling — keep/leave/someone dangling informal phrase to not tell someone what is going to happen or when it will happen You can’t just leave him dangling while you decide. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep someone dangling — idi to keep someone in a state of uncertainty …   From formal English to slang

  • leave someone dangling — keep/leave/someone dangling informal phrase to not tell someone what is going to happen or when it will happen You can’t just leave him dangling while you decide. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • dangling — adj. suspending; hanging from above so it moves freely dan·gle || dæŋgl v. cause to hang or swing loosely; act of hanging; keep someone hanging uncertainly; tempt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dangle — dangler, n. danglingly, adv. /dang geuhl/, v., dangled, dangling, n. v.i. 1. to hang loosely, esp. with a jerking or swaying motion: The rope dangled in the breeze. 2. to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention. 3. Gram.… …   Universalium

  • dangle — verb hang or cause to hang so as to swing freely. Phrases keep someone dangling keep someone in an uncertain position. Derivatives dangler noun dangly adjective Origin C16: symbolic of something loose and pendulous …   English new terms dictionary

  • dangle — dan•gle [[t]ˈdæŋ gəl[/t]] v. gled, gling, n. 1) to hang loosely, esp. with a swaying motion 2) to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention 3) to cause to dangle; hold or carry swaying loosely 4) to offer as an inducement… …   From formal English to slang

  • dangle — UK [ˈdæŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb Word forms dangle : present tense I/you/we/they dangle he/she/it dangles present participle dangling past tense dangled past participle dangled 1) [intransitive/transitive] if you dangle something, or if it dangles, it… …   English dictionary

  • dangle — dan|gle [ dæŋgl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if you dangle something or if it dangles, it hangs or swings without anything stopping it: A single light bulb dangled from the ceiling. 2. ) transitive dangle something before/in front of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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