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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The script tries hard to keep us guessing as to her motives, and whether he was a repeat offender or a lovesick regular bloke who suffered a monstrous lapse of judgement.
It's a ploy planted early in the plot to keep us guessing but it doesn't work.
Both Kaif and Malhotra have enough sizzle to keep us guessing.
I'm sure both managers will keep us guessing in relation to their respective starting XI.
Thankfully the cast navigate the twists and turns with aplomb, and manage to fulfil the essential requirement of the genre - to keep us guessing and to wrong-foot us right up to the end.
We can expect to be thrown a whole shoal of red herrings which will keep us guessing for weeks.
Until then, Lauren's tactic of looking at everyone in the Square with wide, suspicious eyes will keep us guessing.
The unveiling of the next generation iPhone on September 9, 2014 will not keep us guessing anymore.
Nevertheless, there's no doubt Mercurio will keep us guessing as to where her loyalties really lie over the course of upcoming episodes - which, coupled with some first rate acting from Hawes, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, has already singled out Line Of Duty as one of the best shows of 2014 so far.
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult love to keep us guessing.
I think they are deliberately doing this to keep us guessing and good on them.
Summary: They like to keep us guessing but it would appear Fazer and Tulisa from N-Dubz are dating, if Fazer's awkward reaction is anything to go by.
In theory, he could keep us guessing for even longer, if he is willing to consider holding a poll later in November.
Death can be the only resolution, but writer-director David Von Ancken and co-writer Abby Everett Jaques keep us guessing who will take a bullet right up to the closing frame, by which time rage and guilt have gnawed at the protagonists' tortured souls.
The Prestige pretends to be an intricately constructed web of intrigues; a chronologically fractured narrative concealing sleights of hand designed to keep us guessing until the closing frame.