you're pulling my leg

you're pulling my leg

You're lying to me. Often refers to some kind of playful deceit, not a malicious lie. A: "I swear that guy is a famous body-builder." B: "You're pulling my leg—I'm bigger than that guy!"
See also: leg, pull
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'You're codding me, You're pulling my leg', they were saying...
I asked, "Do you know what it had in it?" He said no, and when I told him "Sauerkraut," he said, "You're pulling my leg."
My wife told me and I thought, 'You're pulling my leg'.
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YOU'RE PULLING MY LEG! Terry gets to grips with Wayne Rooney in training yesterday Picture: BRADLEY ORMESHER
My wife told me and I thought you're pulling my leg. Heavy metal at the palace?
YOU'RE PULLING MY LEG: Murali can't believe his lbw appeal is turned down when Trescothick was on 25' BANGER AND SMASH: Marcus Trescothick after landing his 14th Test century yesterday' AT LAST: Murali celebrates as Trescothick is caught at slip and (below) new boy Alastair Cook falls to Maharoof on 89