string along

string along  {v.},  {informal}
1. To deceive; fool; lead on dishonestly.
Mary was stringing John along for years but she didn't mean to marry him.
George told the new boy that he must always call the teacher "Sir," but the new boy soon saw that George was stringing him along.
Compare: ON A STRING.
2. To follow someone's leadership; join his group.
Those of you who want to learn about wild flowers, string along with Jake.
Categories: {informal} {v.}