Yanking your chain - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
yank (one's) chain (redirected from yanking your chain)
yank (one's) chain
To tease one, often by trying to convince them of something that isn't true. Quit yanking my chain, I know there isn't a Hollywood director calling me right now. I love yanking my sister's chain—it's almost too easy to fool her.
yank someone's chain
Sl. to harass someone; to give someone a hard time. (As if one were a dog wearing a choker collar, on a leash.) Stop yanking my chain! Do you really think you can just yank my chain whenever you want?
yank somebody’s ˈchain (American English, informal) tell somebody something which is not true, as a joke: Did you mean what you said, or were you just yanking my chain?
Yank means pull something hard, quickly and suddenly.
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We're just yanking your chain
, this is indeed a pretty good game; enough to be deemed export worthy
We think your daughters enjoy yanking your chain
in whatever direction it will go.
Rather, it involves showing the dog what is correct and what the consequences are if he persists in yanking your chain
Those are anti-stress options to stop torturing yourself from reading the rumours and giving yourself distance from others yanking your chain
Just yanking your chain
, but it looks like you're having fun in Missouri.
Do you think there's more to her than just being an exhibitionist, yanking your chain
and copying Britney and Madonna?