pull the chain


: to flush a toilet

Examples of pull the chain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To get the air moving, simply pull the chain and adjust the speed from there. Bridget Degnan, Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2021

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“Pull the chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20the%20chain. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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