pull the wool over eyes


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pull the wool over (one's) eyes

To deceive, fool, or misdirect someone, especially to gain a personal advantage. (Likely an allusion to the once-common practice by men of wearing large powdered wigs that resembled lambs' wool.) He tried pulling the wool over our eyes by hiding the profits in separate accounts, but we were quick to catch onto his scheme. Be prepared for your kids to try to pull the wool over your eyes when they're teenagers.
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pull the wool over someone's eyes

Fig. to deceive someone. You can't pull the wool over my eyes. I know what's going on. Don't try to pull the wool over her eyes. She's too smart.
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pull the wool over (someone's) eyes

To deceive; hoodwink.
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