pull/yank someone's chain

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Definition of pull/yank someone's chain

US, informal
: to deceive someone in a friendly or playful way : play a joke on someone I thought he really won the lottery but he was only pulling my chain.

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“Pull/yank someone's chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%2Fyank%20someone%27s%20chain. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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