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keep (one) guessing

To withhold information from someone so they don't know what will happen or what one will do next. I feel like my girlfriend is always trying to keep me guessing. I just never feel totally comfortable with her. In show business, it's important to keep your audience guessing, to keep them engaged.
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keep somebody ˈguessing

(informal) not tell somebody about your plans or what is going to happen next: It’s the kind of book that keeps you guessing right to the end. OPPOSITE: give the game away
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For now, keep guessing and keep watching the Times," says Giri.
Nicholls was equally satisfied with the run, saying on Double Thriller's return to the winner's enclosure: "I can keep dreaming and you lot [the press] can keep guessing.
As far as Siddig is concerned, fans will have to keep guessing Ra's Al Ghul's true motives and loyalties since he made the character "as ambiguous as possible.
Jo says most men are relieved to know what the expectation is and not have to keep guessing.
They both run excellent lines too but with a degree of subtlety which means you are having to keep guessing when trying to defend against them.
How I Met Your Mother" fans have barely a week to go before the series finale but the cast still continues to surprise the fans who keep guessing how the nine-year series will conclude the story.
Fiat hasn't told us what its hot 500 will cost so for now we will have to keep guessing.
O'Neill will knowalready what his team will betomorrow night and the rest of us will have to keep guessing until then.
Celtic will have to keep guessing about what team I eventually decide to go with because I don't want to give them an advantage, however slight.