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"Iemand aan het lijntje houden"

English translation: stringing someone along

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Dutch term or phrase:"Iemand aan het lijntje houden"
English translation:stringing someone along
Entered by: Francina
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23:22 Jun 27, 2007
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Dutch term or phrase: "Iemand aan het lijntje houden"
Hoe kan dit vertaald worden in het Nederlands?
Peter
keep someone on a string
Explanation:
or 'stringing someone along'.
Meaning: Keep someone waiting or in a state of uncertainty.

Assuming you want to know the translation into English -:)!
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Francina
United States
Local time: 09:34
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Stringing someone along is indeed what I was looking for! Thanks a lot!
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4keep someone on a string
Francina


  

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keep someone on a string


Explanation:
or 'stringing someone along'.
Meaning: Keep someone waiting or in a state of uncertainty.

Assuming you want to know the translation into English -:)!


    Reference: http://www.answers.com/topic/string-along
Francina
United States
Local time: 09:34
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Stringing someone along is indeed what I was looking for! Thanks a lot!
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