lead (one) astray

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lead (one) astray

1. To lead one in the wrong direction; to cause one to be lost or in the wrong place. I'm afraid the GPS led us astray. We should have turned right back there. It was only when we saw the waterfall again that we realized our guide had been leading us astray.
2. To misdirect one into error. A few false positives led me astray at first, but I think I have a good idea of the data trends now.
3. To negatively influence one; to influence one to make poor choices. I just hope this new group that my son is hanging out with doesn't lead him astray.
See also: astray, lead
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lead someone astray

to direct or guide someone in the wrong direction. I am afraid that this young man has been leading you astray. I think you had better stop seeing him. No one can lead me astray. I know what I am doing.
See also: astray, lead
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lead somebody aˈstray

encourage somebody to behave in a silly or criminal way: Small children are easily led astray by older children.He’s a weak character, who’s easily led astray.
See also: astray, lead, somebody
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Be off to your own, brother, for it is you, and no one else, that delude my master, and lead him astray, and take him tramping about the country."
The one finished by complete failure what he commenced in the grossest misconception; the other, by a path which could not possibly lead him astray, arrived at a triumph which is not the less glorious because hidden from the profane eyes of the multitude.
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The temptation of opening his own bar proves too much - especially when he also has old navy friend Ciaran McCarthy, played by Keith Duffy, to lead him astray.
A source close to the band said: "His management are taking no chances because they know there are people who are more than happy to lead him astray. The fact that they tried to break into the festival shows how difficult it is to keep Pete on the straight and narrow."
Many monsters seek to lead him astray or devour him along his quest--the wicked Judge Hate-good, the giants of Doubting Castle, the diguesed and deceptive Flatterer, and even the Athiest strives to convince him that the Celestial City does not exist.
This confirmed to Geary that the CPA was wrong to have referred him to an adviser who would eventually lead him astray. The actor sued the accountant, alleging that Bigelow had a total responsibility for his overall financial well-being and should have warned Geary of all the risks he had taken.
Andrew Wilkins, defending, said Wlodarz's problems with drugs had "lead him astray" in the past but, he added: "He is now making all the right steps in the right direction."
True, there are the odd swear word and some mildly anti-establishment values but nothing that would shock the average 13-year-old, much less lead him astray.
When asked about how he deals with the scores of women who still try and lead him astray into illicit affairs, the former 007 star said: "That whole area is an unchartered territory for me.
But then he meets the stunning young college student Kim (The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson), who seems determined to lead him astray. So, will he go, or will he stay?
Fortunately for his trainers and promoter Panos Eliades there are no fears that Eastman's passion will lead him astray.