pull someone's leg

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pull someone's leg (第三人稱單數簡單現在時 pulls someone's leg,現在分詞 pulling someone's leg,一般過去時及過去分詞 pulled someone's leg)

  1. (习语) 捉弄,开...的玩笑戏耍
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 111:
      I hadn't pulled Mrs. Barstow's leg for any of that stuff, she had just handed it to me on a platter, and that wasn't my fault.
    • 1979Life of Brian[1], 台词角色Mr. Cheeky (Eric Idle):
      No, I'm just pulling your leg, it's crucifixion really.
  2. (习语, 棄用) 从...处骗钱(通过借钱或敲竹杠等方式)[19世纪末]
    • 1886,Mark Well, An Old-Time Tip[2],卷號12:
      I'm very glad to hear of his good fortune; but it's a deuced strange thing, for I saw him at the club last night and he never said a word of it. I'll pull his leg when I see him.
    • 1893,John Kendrick Bangs, Coffee and Repartee[3]:
      The verb 'to-pull-his-leg' means to extract from his pocket all the lucre it will yield.
    • 1895Reports of Decisions in Probate[4]:
      "I would 'pull his leg,' but Laura will not work with me." The expression "pulling his leg," Miss Sullivan explained as meaning to coax or wheedle his wealth out of him.




  1. 'pull one's leg', Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins, 2nd edition, 1988