throw (someone) off the trail

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throw (someone) off the trail

To misdirect someone away from their point of pursuit; to steer someone's investigation or suspicions in the wrong direction. The mafia accountant had been throwing the authorities off the trail of the mob's money laundering for years. My husband has some suspicions about our affair, but the trip I'm taking for work will throw him off the trail.
See also: off, throw, trail
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When the Mirror got wind of the twisted killer's claim, the Ministry of Justice moved heaven and earth to throw us off the trail.
There has been speculation that he threw a dog on the fire in a bid to throw us off the trail.
Brash and bullish though he is, he seriously underestimated our determination to investigate his wife's murder and did what he could to tarnish her character to throw us off the trail.