English version

throw/put somebody off the scent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrow/put somebody off the scentthrow/put somebody off the scentESCAPEto give someone false information to prevent them from catching you or discovering something Was he trying to put me off the scent because I had come too close to the truth? scent
Examples from the Corpus
throw/put somebody off the scentThe aspirant towards a more spiritual way of life will be thrown entirely off the scent.That put them off the scent.But he'd got to put Graham off the scent.And why should I try to throw you off the scent?Or were they trying to put him off the scent?
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