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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.
See also: pull, stunt

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!
See also: casting, stunt
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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!
See also: pull, stunt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


mod. well dressed. Mooshoo is iced out and stunting!
See also: stunt
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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To be conducted by professional stuntman Zed Korshoonoff, the core of the workshop will focus on film combat and is the first opportunity for students in Qatar to get behind-the-scene training on some daredevil stunts, the official said.
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