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    Polyester is offline Senior Member
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    "leaked to throw us off the scent"?

    What does the sentence mean?

    Mind you, we haven't independently verified any of this info, and it's always possible these details aren't final -- or are even intentionally leaked to throw us off the scent.
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    Re: "leaked to throw us off the scent"?

    "To throw somebody off the scent" is an idiom, the meaning of which is obvious. Have you checked it in a dictionary?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: "leaked to throw us off the scent"?

    If you leak partial or incorrect information to the media, you may send journalists the wrong way to stop them finding out something or everything about something you want to keep hidden.

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    Re: "leaked to throw us off the scent"?

    Take a look at the following link.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...-off-the-scent

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