cagey


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cagey

Sly or shifty. I just don't trust that guy—he always seems so cagey.

cagey

(ˈkedʒi)
mod. sneaky; shrewd. John is pretty cagey. You have to keep an eye on him.
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With five straight home games without a win, the first half was a predictably cagey affair between two mid-table sides.
This could be cagey and no goal Lee Brennan: due to return at 13-2 is worth taking.
He envisaged a cagey, tactical affair with the Bulgarian, but believes his replacement - who has been training for weeks whilst on standby for the fight - will make for a much more entertaining occasion to enjoy.
Spurs have averaged less than a goal a game at their new Wembley home and I expect another cagey affair, with the first goal to be scored in the 61st minute or later at 6/1 looking like value.
In truth, neither side looked more likely to score in a cagey contest, with Ronaldo's shot that set up the goal the first on target in the match.
0 BOTH teams struggled to get going in a cagey first half, but the home side took the lead in the second half when Lewis Caswell squared for the tireless Jack Lee to slide home a composed finish.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke said: "The first half was a bit too cagey, two good teams feeling each other out.
I expect Wolves to be cagey and try to hit Sunderland on the break, but Sunderland should be strong enough to resist that threat and in the end it will come down to whether the striker-less Black Cats can make the breakthrough at the other end.
After a cagey opening half in which the best of the chances fell to Bradford, the Spireites came out with purpose after the break.
Ronan O'Gara and Dan Parks, Scotland's hero against Ireland at Croke Park last weekend, landed three penalties each in a cagey second period, before de Villiers sealed the home win five minutes from time.
1 : unwilling to act or speak in a direct or open way <He was cagey about his intentions.>
Hull bantamweight Campbell scored a cagey 4-1 win over Germany's Denis Makarov to reach the final where he will meet experienced Bulgarian Detelin Dalakliev.
The Hull bantamweight scored a cagey 4-1 success over Germany's Denis Makarov to reach tomorrow night's final, in which he will meet experienced Bulgarian Detelin Dalakliev.
The 21-year-old got the better of experienced Russian Eduard Abzalimov 3-2 in a cagey affair to guarantee at least a bronze and put him into tomorrow's semifinal showdown against Germany's Denis Makarov.
SUBURBANITES are cagey about admitting where they live, a report out today says.