keep (one) dangling

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keep (one) dangling

To maintain some form of relationship with someone without revealing one's true feelings or intentions; to keep someone in an uncertain position. If you don't want to marry him, then you have to tell him that—you can't keep him dangling any longer! A: "I'm never going to get a promotion, am I?" B: "With the way the boss keeps you dangling, I doubt it."
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keep someone dangling

keep someone, especially a would-be suitor, in an uncertain position.
See also: dangling, keep, someone
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Just as he routinely does on his hit police drama Line Of Duty, writer Jed Mercurio has set up all manner of scenarios - and I'm guessing he'll keep us dangling all the way to the end.
"He cheated us out of around e1/425,000 euros and falsified documents to keep us dangling," said the spokesman.
"It just seems they are out to keep us dangling. All the time we are finding out new things.