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to pull somebody's leg

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  • pull somebody's leg — pull sb s ˈleg idiom (informal) to play a joke on sb, usually by making them believe sth that is not true Main entry: ↑pullidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull somebody's leg — verb To tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting. It usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying. I hadnt pulled Mrs. Barstows leg for any of that stuff, she had just handed it to me on a platter, and that… …   Wiktionary

  • pull (someone's) leg —    If you pull somebody s leg, you tease them by telling them something that is not true.     Of course I m not going to buy a sports car. I was just pulling your leg! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pull someone's leg — verb subject to a playful hoax or joke • Syn: ↑hoax, ↑play a joke on • Derivationally related forms: ↑hoax (for: ↑hoax), ↑hoaxer (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull — pull1 W1S1 [pul] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move something towards you)¦ 2¦(remove)¦ 3¦(make something follow you)¦ 4¦(take something out)¦ 5¦(clothing)¦ 6¦(move your body)¦ 7¦(muscle)¦ 8 pull strings 9 pull the/somebody s strings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leg-pull — noun as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true • Syn: ↑leg pulling • Hypernyms: ↑jest, ↑joke, ↑jocularity * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: back formation from …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-pulling — noun as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true • Syn: ↑leg pull • Hypernyms: ↑jest, ↑joke, ↑jocularity * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-pull — n. An attempt to make somebody believe something that is not true, done as a joke. Syn: leg pulling. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leg-pulling — n. The act of attempting to make somebody believe something that is not true, done as a joke. Syn: leg pull. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pull the leg of — verb tell false information to for fun (Freq. 2) Are you pulling my leg? • Syn: ↑kid • Hypernyms: ↑gull, ↑dupe, ↑slang, ↑befool, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • have somebody on — • to lead somebody on • to have somebody on (from Idioms in Speech) to tease, to pull one s leg; to make someone think that you are interested in their ideas or speech, when really you are just laughing at them. She leads young men on and then… …   Idioms and examples


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