She had been playing with him––playing with him cat-and-mouse fashion.
Evidently, he must play the cat-and-mouse act about the piles of supplies and machinery.
At least, I haven't got that cat-and-mouse kind of patience.
It was like playing a game of cat-and-mouse with him, Wilson Lamb, the cat.
Did it mean that, after all, he had been playing at cat-and-mouse with her, as ...