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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Flashback scenes brilliantly build the tension and the plot is well paced with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end.
Trying to work out how so many seemingly unrelated killings are linked should keep you guessing.
The story is unforgettable and will keep you guessing to the end.
Even if he doesn't, there are more than enough to keep you guessing.
It will keep you guessing as a good thriller should.
Roni Tilman, of the Wheatsheaf Players says: "This tense, dramatic thriller contains plenty of twists to keep you guessing. The final denouement contains several surprises before the guilty are brought to justice.
The Prestige is a stunning film that will keep you guessing for days after the final credits.
With an ingenious plot, it will keep you guessing until the end, while there are also plenty of twists and turns on the way.
He said: "I like lots of other books but the Harry Potter stories keep you guessing. They're more interesting.
What readers will experience is a nifty suspense thriller, a reality based adventure with cunning twists and turns of plot that will keep you guessing until the end.
Charles Ogden's entertaining book will keep you guessing and make you laugh while you read the intricate schemes the twins put together.
B.K.FIONA SAYS: Perhaps it gives him a buzz to keep you guessing, or maybe his ego is such that he can't bear the thought of being seen without a girlfriend.
In this eerie romance-thriller, twists and turns keep you guessing 'til the end.
Mirrors keep you guessing Reflecting the merits of this well-planned kitchen, strategically placed mirrors give the illusion of greater space without sacrificing valuable square footage in the process.
I like this book because the plot is very original, the characters' actions keep you guessing right to the end and it's really well written.