leg-pulling

leg-pulling
noun
as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
Syn: ↑leg-pull
Hypernyms: ↑jest, ↑joke, ↑jocularity

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: from the phrase pull one's leg
: the action of one that practices leg-pulls or an instance of such action

fishermen's yarns and mutual leg-pulling — Sam Pollock

never could stand criticism or leg-pulling — Paul Scott

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legˈ-pulling noun
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Main Entry:leg

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