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pull a stunt (on someone)

To carry out a trick, deception, or practical joke (against someone). It turns out that the supposed alien visitors people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a stunt on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a stunt on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a stunt.
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stunt casting

Casting someone in a surprising or unexpected role, typically to boost interest in the movie or show. I know that having Britney Spears play Stella's receptionist on How I Met Your Mother was totally stunt casting, but I loved it!
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pull a stunt (on someone)

 and pull a trick (on someone)
to deceive someone; to play a trick on someone. Let's pull a trick on the teacher. Don't you dare pull a stunt like that!
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mod. well dressed. Mooshoo is iced out and stunting!
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ijk] represents the proportion stunted < 5 years of age in country i, in region j, and stunting level k; and [x.
35% of children < 5 years of age will be moderately stunted.
Percent undernourished (a) Percent relative increase in PoU under Climate change(b) 2050 Region Baseline NoCC NCAR CSIRO Stunting level South 22 15 30 29 97 Moderate Asia Severe SSA Central 65 53 81 80 52 Moderate Severe East 35 24 52 52 116 Moderate Severe South 32 33 60 60 82 Moderate Severe West 15 12 29 29 142 Moderate Severe Percent stunted (mean [+ or -] of the Percent PDFs(a),(c)) relative 2050 increase in stuntinq under Region Baseline NoCC NCAR CSIRO climate change(d) South 23 11.
59% of Afghanistan's children were found to have a stunted growth rate, followed closely by 58% of the children in Yemen.
Piyali Mustaphi, a UNICEF nutrition specialist for the Middle East and North Africa region, said it was worrying that Yemen, Sudan and Egypt all featured in the top 24 countries with the highest levels of stunted growth among children.
The main reason for stunted growth is poor infant and young child feeding practices, mainly at the household level, combined with illnesses and a poor status of women in the country and the household," she added.
The number of stunted children in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan - decreased by only 10 percent between'90 and 2010.
Children who are stunted are at greater risk of illness and death, impaired cognitive development and poor school performance, say health experts.
6 million stunted children in the Philippines today-the ninth highest number of any country in the world.