Idiom of the Week: Pulling My Leg

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Meaning: To be joking with someone or tricking them in a humorous way.

Examples:

“I just won the lottery!”  “Are you pulling my leg?”

When the teacher said she was going to give us a lot of homework during the vacation, we all hoped she was pulling our leg.

“I’m just pulling your leg,” he added after telling his wife he had spent all of his paycheck on a new cell phone.

 

Pop Quiz:

Somebody might be pulling your leg if…

A. they take a test and do poorly on it.

B. they say they failed a test and when they show you the actual test it has a big red F on it.

C. they say they failed a test and when they show you the actual test it has a big red A on it.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading” below:

The correct answer is A. No, I’m just pulling your leg – the correct answer is C. Someone is pulling your leg when they say something that’s a lie in order to trick you.

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