leg-pull


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leg-pull

n
informal Brit a practical joke or mild deception

leg′-pull`



n.
an amusing hoax, practical joke, or the like.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leg-pull - as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
jest, joke, jocularity - activity characterized by good humor
Translations

leg-pull

[ˈlegpʊl] Nbroma f, tomadura f de pelo

leg-pull

[ˈlɛgˌpʊl] n (fam) → scherzo
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This is no wind-up (of the leg-pull variety, that is), there is clearly a huge market out there if the Third World is to join the technological revolution, often in places beyond the reach of conventional electricity and phone lines.
I took it as a well--meant leg-pull in the spirit of friendly rivalry.
IT'S amazing the number and quality of stars Morecambe and Wise managed to lure on to their show for a massive leg-pull.
He said: "It started off as a bit of a bet for a leg-pull.
He said: "When the letter came through the post telling me I was to receive an MBE, I was sure it was a leg-pull.
Western Mail, July 17) appears to be a leg-pull which did not quite come off.