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English definition of “pull sb's leg”

pull sb's leg

informal
to try to persuade someone to believe something that is not true as a joke : Is it really your car or are you pulling my leg?Teasing
(Definition of pull sb's leg from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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