throw (one) off the track

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throw (one) off the track

To misdirect one away from their pursuit; to steer one's investigation or suspicions in the wrong direction. The mafia accountant managed to throw the authorities off the track of the mob's money laundering for years, but they finally caught up with him after an anonymous source tipped them off. That outlier data threw me off the track for a while, but I think my research is back on solid ground now.
See also: off, throw, track