have (someone) on the string

have (someone) on the string

To keep someone awaiting a decision. They told me they would call last week! I wonder how long they plan to have me on the string.
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have someone on the string

Fig. to have someone waiting for a decision. Sally has John on the string. He has asked her to marry him, but she hasn't replied yet. Yes, it sounds like she has him on the string.
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