jerk around

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jerk around

Take unfair advantage of, manipulate or deceive, as in Leave me alone; quit jerking me around! or He was jerking you around when he said he was home all evening. [Slang; mid-1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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