dangle before

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dangle something before someone

 and dangle something in front of someone 
1. Lit. to tempt someone by dangling a tempting object in front of them. Don't dangle that string of pearls infront of me unless you intend to give them to me!
2. Fig. to lure someone with something. He dangled the keys before Wally, hoping to get him to drive. He dangled the money in front of Eric, hoping to make him change his mind.
See also: before, dangle
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You have to have something to dangle in front of (the players), so from this moment on we're going to play for a second-half title,'' Aldrete said.
But what they cannot dangle in front of Speed is Champions League football and the chance to play in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans every home game.