pull one's leg
phrasal to deceive someone playfully ; hoax

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pull one's leg — {v. phr.}, {informal} To get someone to accept a ridiculous story as true; fool someone with a humorous account of something; trick. * /For a moment, I actually believed that his wife had royal blood. Then I realized he was pulling my leg./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull one's leg — {v. phr.}, {informal} To get someone to accept a ridiculous story as true; fool someone with a humorous account of something; trick. * /For a moment, I actually believed that his wife had royal blood. Then I realized he was pulling my leg./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull\ one's\ leg — v. phr. informal To get someone to accept a ridiculous story as true; fool someone with a humorous account of something; trick. For a moment, I actually believed that his wife had royal blood. then I realized he was pulling my leg. Western… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull one's leg — phrasal : to deceive or hoodwink someone : play a trick or prank upon someone admit he had been pulling my leg London Calling unaware that their legs were being pulled O.S.J.Gogarty …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull one's leg — trick or fool someone playfully Her grandfather is always pulling her leg when he comes to visit …   Idioms and examples

  • pull one's leg —  Tease one …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • pull one's leg — fool, make fun of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leg, pull one's —  Tease one …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Pull the other leg (it's got bells on)! — Pull the other leg/one (it s got bells on)! something that you say in order to tell someone that you do not believe what they have just said. Helen, going rock climbing? Pull the other one she can t even climb a ladder without feeling sick! …   New idioms dictionary

  • To pull in one's horns — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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