Synonyms for cat-and-mouse
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAT-AND-MOUSE
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 she had at first feared?
It was a sort of defiance that he was throwing at me, an ultimatum that I should either end my cat-and-mouse game, or let him go.
I thought the agony was over, but I didn't give Small credit for cat-and-mouse tendencies.
The cat-and-mouse game with the other sex is a good game; but I can play your head off at it.