Keep him waiting - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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keep (one) waiting
To force someone to wait to get something or for something to happen. We were asked to be at the court at 9 AM for the hearing, but they kept us waiting for over three hours. Sorry I kept you waiting—my car ran out of gas halfway here.
keep somebody ˈwaiting make somebody wait or be delayed, especially because you arrive late: I’m sorry to have kept you waiting.
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MARTIN KEOWN is ready to quit his beloved Arsenal again if they keep him waiting
on a new contract.