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string along

 (with someone)
1. to follow with someone. Do you mind if I string along with you? I don't mind if you string along.
2. to agree with someone's policies and actions. Okay. I will string along with you this time, but I don't know about the future. I would appreciate it if you would string along just this one time.
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string someone along

to maintain someone's attention or interest, probably insincerely. You are just stringing me along because you like to borrow my car. You are not a real friend. Rachel strung her along for the sake of old times.
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string along

1. Go along with someone, accompany or follow, as in I decided to string along with them, just to see what might happen. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
2. Agree, as in We knew that three committee members would string along with us for now. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
3. string someone along. Keep someone waiting or in a state of uncertainty; also, fool or deceive someone. For example, We were stringing them along, hoping that we'd get a better offer, or She was in tears when she found out that he'd just been stringing her along. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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string along

v.
1. To keep someone waiting or in a state of uncertainty: The company strung along the job candidate for two weeks before hiring someone else. After I proposed, my girlfriend strung me along for a month before rejecting me.
2. To fool, cheat, or deceive someone: I am worried that they have no intentions of buying the house at all, but are just stringing us along. The con artist strung along the tourists for an hour before they caught on.
3. To agree; go along: They strung along with the plan despite its obvious flaws.
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16mm ) individual packaging , sterile , pyrogen-free , string along 65cms.
To string along one girl is rude, but two is just ridiculous.
Within hours of Gloucester dropping him from their side to face Ebbw Vale in tonight's Parker Pen Shield quarter-final, England relegated him to their second string along with Leicester's Martin Corry, London Irish back row Declan Danaher and the injured Phil Vickery for their next week's Six Nations opener against Scotland.
Individual packing, sterile, pyrogen-free, string along the minimum 45 cms.
This week, when Jerry had to go to a charity event with Mick, she asked Marie to string along too.
5mm) individual packaging, sterile, pyrogen-free, string along minimum 45cms.