pull someone's leg

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pull someone's leg

informal
:to make someone believe something that is not true as a joke :to trick or lie to someone in a playful way
  • I panicked when he said the test was tomorrow, but then I realized he was just pulling my leg.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

leg play
  1. : a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such as

  2. : one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

  3. : the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. : to use the legs in walking


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