Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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.

RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR CAT-AND-MOUSE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.