Where did pulling your leg come from?
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 in the olden days... they used to literally have wires to trip people up which pulled on their leg, then someone else took their valuables whilst they were feeling rather compromised on the floor.
Over time this stumbling, mishap and the comical effect of someone falling over came to be adapted slightly to making fun of someone in general, and hence the origin of the phrase.
Pulling your leg usually means someone is messing with you or lying to you OR he is actually pulling your leg Read More
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. Read More
No, because you have used the term incorrectly. The idiom is YOU'RE pulling my leg, as in YOU ARE doing it. "I know you're just pulling my leg when you say you can fly." Read More
That means trying to trick someone. Example: "Was the sky really green, or were you just pulling my leg?" Read More
An example sentence would be: "Are you pulling my leg? " Read More
When someone tells you something you believe, but they are actually kidding, they are pulling your leg. Read More
You just say "Come on!" by itself in a sarcastic or questioning way. You might also attach other expressions of doubt, like "pulling one's leg." "I just won a million dollars!" "Come on! I know you are just trying to pull my leg." Read More
Was Albert Einstein really 9 when he started walking or is your husband pulling my leg you thought it was like 18 mths?
they changed my question its supposed to be is my husband pulling my leg i thought it was 18mths! Read More
There is no such thing. Someone is pulling your leg. Read More
Because the weights must be pulling on the body part to which it is attached. So if you are in leg traction, the weights must be pulling on your leg. If the weights are touching the floor, then the floor is holding the weight of the weights, and not your leg. Read More
In brief it seems falsely translated from the common idiom 'to pull someone's leg', which has the meaning "to trick/fool/kid someone". For example: "Are you pulling my leg?" (Br.) / "Are you kidding me?" (Am.) Read More
Becuase its ripping the tissue of the muscle. imagine that in your leg. it doesnt sound fun Read More
I don't know but maybe some person was kidding with someone then yanked off their leg Read More
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stop teasing teasing me Read More
Usually, "He's kidding around with you", or, "He's lying to you"... ...Unless of course, he's really pulling your leg... Just joking around and trying to mess with someone They're pulling on your leg means they're just joking around with you. Almost as if someone is teasing you. Read More
He told me I had won, but I thought he was pulling my leg. Read More
Just Kidding, making a joke, teasing you. Read More
The word is actually Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The longest word in the English language, it refers to a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine particles of volcanic ash. Read More
I do believe that someone has been pulling your leg. Read More
No, it helps to extend the leg at the knee by "pulling" on the tibia. Read More
pulling one's leg (teasing or joking around get a leg up on (getting a head start) don't have a leg to stand on (a weak argument) Read More
they are not related. If you were told otherwise, people are just pulling your leg. Read More
I heard a weird noise in leg what happend There was a pulling crunching noise in the back of my leg?
What sort of noise was it? What did it sound like? It sounds to me that you have to go and see your GPA You need to get it checked. Read More
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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. Read More
It means that he is full of BS and pulling your leg, or it means that he loves you and wants to marry you. Read More
Whoever told you that was pulling your leg. It does not work, and there is no truth to it. Read More
u can break apersons arms by putting your foot on their back pulling their arms Read More
The leg lamp came from the movie "A Christmas Story". Read More
Butt muscles are pulling your stretched leg while walking to behind.They do same as quadriceps- big muscle above knee -in front of leg- only in opposite direction Read More
The action of bending the leg at the knee and pulling the foot backward is called knee flexion. Gym equipment allows users to pull up on a weighted lever behind the lower leg to strengthen the hamstrings. Read More
somebodys pulling your leg , no such thing as turn signal fluid Read More
they used mostly leg pressure and also pulling the mane in different directions (whish does not hurt them). Read More
I believe you mean "Yanking your chain.", which means, joking , playing a prank, pulling your leg. Read More
um.....the WNBA didn't start until 1996....somebody is pulling yo leg Read More
You can't. It's only in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. If someone said it was in sapphire, then they're pulling you leg. Read More
That means he is just pulling your leg which means he does not really like you. Read More
i dont believe so, if someone told u this there pulling ur leg and messing with u. Read More
I do not know of any vehicle that uses a "steering fuse". I believe someone is pulling your leg. Read More
It simply means it either had it leg stuck on something, pulling it off, or It was attacked by a bird, falling, or maybe even your foot and had its leg pulled off. Read More
Should the Vets insurance pay for a bad muscle strain injury to right leg from dog pulling on leash fell on sidewalk outside vets kennel right leg receiving physical therapy?
No! This was a random accident and was actually caused by the dog (pulling on the leash). There was no negligence on the part of the veterinarian. You are basically suggesting insurance fraud - which is why insurance rates are so high! Read More
Here are some sentences. Don't hurt your sore leg. The dog's leg was hurt. Read More