Значение идиомы pull one’s leg

[pull one’s leg] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get someone to accept aridiculous story as true; fool someone with a humorous account ofsomething; trick.

For a moment, I actually believed that his wifehad royal blood. Then I realized he was pulling my leg.

Westerncowboys loved to pull a stranger’s leg.

Compare: STRING ALONG. -[leg-pulling] {n.}

Strangers were often fooled by the cowboys’leg-pulling.


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