What is the origin of the saying pulling your leg?
I don't know but maybe some person was kidding with someone then yanked off their leg
The sentence would simply be something like "He's pulling your leg" or "You're pulling my leg." To "pull my leg" is to tell me a lie, usually in fun. Suspicious of any lie, we may say "Pull the other one - it's got bells on." The idiom 'pulling your leg' or 'pulling my leg' means that you're trying to fool me, or what you're saying is a bit beyond belief.
One of the most common of all phrases and mentall vivid is that of pulling someones leg. Now this is only in English speaking countries and in some other countries the equivalent is to pull someone's hair meaning the same thing, as in Spain tomar el pelo. So what is the origin of this interesting little phrase then? It has a criminal background, and those that used to steal from people in crime ridden London…
I heard a weird noise in leg what happend There was a pulling crunching noise in the back of my leg?
How to relieve sciatica nerve pain Is there any sort of stretching exercise that I can possibly do to relieve the pain?
My dad and I had this problem and we finally learned what to do. Sit down and put the leg that hurt (leg "A") over the other leg (leg "B") so that the foot of leg A is close to leg B's butt. Then pull leg A towards you, like you're hugging it. You should feel it pulling the butt and hamstring of leg A.
The origins of this saying is not recorded that I'm aware of. However the act of "Pulling my hair out" dates back to the days of Christ and possibly before. It is even mentioned in the bible where, in context, the act is performed as a uncontrollable response to an extreme situation to which he had no control.