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noun as in waiting game

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Review fraud is something of a cat and mouse game, in which shady but increasingly sophisticated fraudsters try to stay one step ahead of platform algorithms.

As with all user-generated content platforms, the game of online content moderation cat and mouse is never ending.

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So Western governments are caught in a cat-and-mouse game and at times it is unclear who is the cat and who the mouse.

He became suspicious and so began what he refers to as a “cat-and-mouse game” between him and his former agency.

The revelations in October began a game of cat-and-mouse between the Demon Killer and the police.

Meanwhile, I don't know what happens to the employees, who are the mouse in this cat-and-mouse game.

Lipkin-Shahak was no stranger to the cat-and-mouse dynamic that has so often kept the Middle East in a chokehold.

Did it mean that, after all, he had been playing at cat-and-mouse with her, as she had at first feared?

I thought the agony was over, but I didn't give Small credit for cat-and-mouse tendencies.

How much longer are you going to keep up this fiendish cat-and-mouse sort of game?

At least, I haven't got that cat-and-mouse kind of patience.

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.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cat-and-mouse, such as: lying low, wait-and-see attitude, wait-and-see policy, waiting it out, and watching and waiting.

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