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  • Hello everyone!

  • Welcome to Idiom 100, where we learn 100 commonly used idioms by native English speakers.

  • All of the explanations are in English, but don't worry.

  • Hang in there, study hard, listen carefully and soon you'll be using these idioms in your daily conversations.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Hello everyone!

  • Today's idiom is: pull someone's leg.

  • Pull someone's leg.

  • Alright, so let's imagine a picture of maybe some people at a party

  • and everyone is standing around, drinking and talking

  • and all of a sudden, something pulls your leg and you look down and nothing is there.

  • What was that? Something pulled my leg.

  • And look around and you see a small boy in the corner of the room laughing.

  • Yeah, he pulled your leg and he's laughing.

  • He thinks it's funny.

  • Okay, so let's picture this, the boy pulls your leg and runs away and is laughing at you.

  • Alright, so let's listen to some examples of this idiom, pull someone's leg, and try to understand its meaning.

  • The best way to master English is to sleep with a textbook on your face when you go to sleep at night!

  • Are you serious? I think you're pulling my leg!

  • Okay, so the friend told him, 'You should sleep with a textbook on your face and you'll really understand English well,'

  • and the other person knew, 'You're joking. You're pulling my leg.'

  • Okay, so let's listen to the second example.

  • I saw on BBC news they said penguins can fly. Did you see it?

  • They were pulling your leg. Didn't you notice that the date was April 1st?

  • Oh, okay, so he saw a BBC news program saying that penguins can fly, but we know penguins can't fly, so it was a joke?

  • It was on April 1st, which is April Fool's Day, a day that we tell many jokes.

  • So, it's a common day to try to pull someone's leg or tell a joke.

  • Alright, but not just a funny joke, but maybe trying to tease someone or tell them a lie and try to be funny.

  • Yeah, so if someone tells you to sleep with an English book on your face to learn English, yeah, they're pulling your leg.

  • It's not the truth and they're trying to be funny and trick you.

  • Alright, so next time you think someone is telling you a lie, but they're not telling you a lie to be mean,

  • they're telling you a small lie to be funny and you can tell them, 'I know you're just pulling my leg. I know that's not true.'

  • And they'll say, 'You're right. Good job.'

  • Okay, so let's try catching someone pulling your leg or maybe you can try to pull someone else's leg.

  • And I'll see you around next time.

Hello everyone!


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在線學習英語。成語69/100 拔苗助長 (Apprendre l'Anglais en Ligne: Les idiomes 69/100  "Pull someone's leg")

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