keep (one) guessing

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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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But he said: "Everybody keeps asking me if I'm married - it's nice to keep them guessing. It's from my girlfriend and it's very special.
They will know more about us than before last weekend, but we know more about them as well and we'll keep them guessing with our line-up.
Keep them guessing. It's more enjoyable for everyone that way.
Supporting the launch is a fully integrated marketing campaign, including television, print and online advertising; in-store displays; consumer promotions; public relations; and interactive elements--all with the theme "keep them guessing."
This course of action will serve to keep the offense off-balance and, through the use of effective disguises, keep them guessing about your defensive intentions.
An initial necklace ($5) from Claire's Accessories (don't pick your initial, maybe your crush's?) will keep them guessing. And what diva wouldn't be caught at the big countdown without a pair of wicked knee-high stretch platform boots ($75) by Chinese Laundry?