Definition of string along in US English:

string along

phrasal verb

British
informal
  • Stay with or accompany a person or group casually or as long as it is convenient.

    • ‘Of our professional footballers only the following maintain fitness as a matter of course: Eve, Elcock, Lawrence, Rougier, Andrews, Mauge and Carrington, while the rest merely seem to string along.’
    go along, go too, come too, join in
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