pull someone's leg

idiom

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.

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“Pull someone's leg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20someone%27s%20leg. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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