play a practical joke (on one)(redirected from play a practical joke on)
play a practical joke (on one)
To play a mischievous trick on one, typically involving some physical action or object, to make one look or feel foolish. The rubber snake in the fridge scared me so badly that it took me a few minutes to realize it was just my brother playing a practical joke on me.
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