informal Give someone misleading clues or signals.
- He said the people of Achill had been led up the garden path on the scheme.
- And if I've led you up the garden path just to give you a silly acronym by which to remember something simple and obvious, I'm sorry.
- No doubt there were angry phone calls last week from those writers who may have felt the company had led them up the garden path with its hints and spin.
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