jerk (one's) chain

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jerk (one's) chain

To tease someone, often by trying to convince them of something untrue. Quit jerking my chain, I know there isn't a Hollywood director calling me right now. I love jerking my sister's chain—it's almost too easy to annoy her.
See also: chain, jerk
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I realized I understood God's motives in refusing my requests and jerking my chain about as well as that black Lab understood mine.
Gobsmacked, Stevie's missus Elaine e-mailed me with the details and initialy I thought she was jerking my chain.