"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott
TT = trickle truth (or 'total torture').
It's when you're first told "we're just friends". And then a few days/weeks later, it becomes we met for drinks. Once. And then a few days/weeks later, it becomes we kissed. Once. Etc., etc.
In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.