pull someone's leg
This page is about the idiom pull someone's legINFORMAL
If you pull someone's leg, you play a joke on them by saying something that isn't true.
- I was just pulling Karl's leg when I said Marissa wanted to go out with him, but he believed me and he called her. And now they really are going out!
- Joe was just pulling your leg when he said he was going spaghetti picking. Spaghetti doesn't really grow on trees, Sally.
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Contributor: Matt Errey