hide and seek

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hide and seek

A situation in which one party is constantly evading or avoiding another. (A reference to the children's game "hide and go seek.") Often used with the verb "play." The police have been playing hide and seek with the suspect all night long. It's been a game of hide and seek trying to get definitive answers out of the governor.
See also: and, hide, seek
References in classic literature ?
Thus did our fight transform itself into a game of hide and seek.
Instantly she was all excitement to play again the game of hide and seek with death.
Perkins, whose respective sons, engaged with a circle of acquaintance in the game of hide and seek, have been lying in ambush about the by-ways of Chancery Lane for some hours and scouring the plain of the same thoroughfare to the confusion of passengers--Mrs.
Because they're aiming for a world game of hide and seek.
Film makers Disney are recruiting teachers, pupils and parents from Birmingham to help get into the Guinness Book of Records for the largest game of hide and seek ever.
A game of hide and seek nearly ended in tragedy when a schoolboy was locked in a spinning tumble dryer.
While I'Anson left, the others were finding hiding places for their game of hide and seek.
For weeks, she and her father Gil had played a game of hide and seek with the poster.
FILM idol Leonardo DiCaprio is clearly going for a record- breaking bid for the longest game of hide and seek.
Basically it's a big game of hide and seek,'' Austin said.