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Dangling carrots ---what does it mean?

Asked by Good Citizen, 21 Nov '09 02:34 pm
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Its a false bait to take advantage of you. A carrot dangler is someone who promises somethingto help you out, to give you something, to introduce you to someone, or whateverand never comes through. When you try to collect on the promise, there is always some reason why they can't give it to you right then, though they tell you they will do it another time. But when "another time" comes along, that isn't a good time either, and so it goes, until you give up on that carrot, and then they start to dangle another carrot. The underlying dynamic is that they are generally getting something they want from you, and they are making the appearance of offering something in exchange, but they never actually give anything in return!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 21 Nov '09 04:10 pm

 
  
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It is an enticement to make you slog with a hope of rewards - which may or may not materialise.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 21 Nov '09 09:27 pm

 
  
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Literal meaning is the driver would tie a carrot on a string to a long stick and dangle it in front of the donkey, just out of its reach. As the donkey moved forward to get the carrot, it pulled the cart and the driver so that the carrot would always remain out of reach............... attract people with fake reward
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 21 Nov '09 02:50 pm

 
  
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Providing a temptation in order to get some result or work done...
Answered by The Light, 21 Nov '09 05:48 pm

 
  
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It is to attract or bribe a person to act
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 21 Nov '09 03:32 pm

 
  
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Tempting somebody
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 21 Nov '09 02:37 pm

 
  
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Mementos, medals and prizes are in store for ensuing event kind of a thing...!
Answered by Dil Se, 21 Nov '09 02:37 pm

 
  
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Trying to tempt someone
Answered by nargis bhambi, 21 Nov '09 02:37 pm

 
  
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Offering prizes or gifts during some events.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 21 Nov '09 02:36 pm

 
  
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How come such a question??? you're a good citizen afterall! :-D
Answered by praveen, 21 Nov '09 02:35 pm

 
  
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