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pull something

1. To overextend or overstrain an unspecified muscle. Ouch, I think I pulled something lifting that box! You want to be sure to stretch and warm up before you exercise, or you might pull something.
2. To carry out an unspecified trick, deception, or con job (against someone). I have a feeling that he's going to try to pull something when we're not paying attention. Don't you try to pull something—I've got my eye on you!
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pull something

Play a trick, deceive someone, as in We thought he was trying to pull something when he claimed he had never picked up our tickets . It is often put as pull something on someone, as in I knew he was pulling something on me when he told me the wrong date. Also see pull a fast one.
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pull something

To carry out a deception or swindle: worried that his partners might be trying to pull something behind his back.
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'But we always seem to pull something out of the bag and I am quietly confident we will be able to again.'
Bees are desperate to pull something out of the fire this evening - but they know they need every member of the team to punch their weight.
'The aim was to stay close to the play-offs all season, throughout that we've had our knocks, but we've bounced back and every time it looks like there's been a gap opening up we've managed to pull something out of the bag to get back in touch,' said Cooper, 31, who signed for the Bluebirds from Wolves last summer.
"I was worried about the ground, as he's a stone better on soft, but he'll always pull something out, and he had to do that here.
STEVE Bruce says he might have to wait until the last second to sign Mikael Forssell - but admits he still hopes to pull something special out of the bag again this summer.
"Most people will have this down as a Rangers win but we have to try to pull something out of the game to give us a lift."
The half-time team talk from Ian Holloway saw a fired-up Rangers looking to pull something out of the fire, but once again they just couldn't find the end product.
"The way the game was going, we knew that it would take something special like that and it was written in the script that Ricky would pull something out of the bag," said Druids joint boss Waynne Phillips.
"It's been quite a difficult season but I am just trying to keep as positive as I can and believe that I can pull something out of the bag," he added.
"I needed to pull something out of the bag to redeem myself and fortunately I got the chance with the penalty."
Corby are unbeaten at home so far this season and Garry Shephard's team will have to pull something special out of the hat if they are to improve on their lowly position.
And if we can get ourselves within a score, even if there are only seconds remaining, we've got the personnel to pull something out of the bag.
After being in the bottom two last week he needed to pull something really special out of the hat to get back in favour, and he did.
Schwarzer admits that the Aussies will have to pull something special out of the bag.
"We felt that resources for self help were scarce and so set about trying to pull something together."