pull wool over one's eyes

  • 1 pull the wool over one's eyes — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fool someone into thinking well of you; deceive. * /The businessman had pulled the wool over his partner s eyes about their financial position./ * /Bob tried to pull the wool over his teacher s eyes, but she was too smart …

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  • 2 pull the wool over one's eyes — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fool someone into thinking well of you; deceive. * /The businessman had pulled the wool over his partner s eyes about their financial position./ * /Bob tried to pull the wool over his teacher s eyes, but she was too smart …

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  • 3 pull\ the\ wool\ over\ one's\ eyes — v. phr. informal To fool someone into thinking well of you; deceive. The businessman had pulled the wool over his partner s eyes about their financial position. Bob tried to pull the wool over his teacher s eyes, but she was too smart for him …

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  • 4 pull the wool over one's eyes — deceive or fool someone Don t let him pull the wool over your eyes with his excuses …

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  • 5 pull the wool over one's eyes —  Deceive one …

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  • 6 wool over one's eyes, pull the —  Deceive, mislead one …

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  • 7 pull the wool over one's eyes — phrasal to blind to the true situation ; hoodwink …

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  • 8 pull the wool over someone's eyes — verb conceal one s true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well • Syn: ↑bamboozle, ↑snow, ↑hoodwink, ↑lead by the nose, ↑play… …

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  • 9 wool n, pull the - over sb's eyes — Every day a peddler pulled his cart of wool from his home to the village market. It was a long trip. He had to travel around the perimeter of a large lake that was owned by the town tycoon, a modern day scrooge. One day during the winter the lake …

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  • 10 wool — See: ALL WOOL AND A YARD WIDE, PULL THE WOOL OVER ONE S EYES …

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  • 11 wool — See: all wool and a yard wide, pull the wool over one s eyes …

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  • 12 pull — pull1 W1S1 [pul] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move something towards you)¦ 2¦(remove)¦ 3¦(make something follow you)¦ 4¦(take something out)¦ 5¦(clothing)¦ 6¦(move your body)¦ 7¦(muscle)¦ 8 pull strings 9 pull the/somebody s strings …

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  • 13 pull — 1 /pUl/ verb 1 MOVE STH TOWARDS YOU (I, T) to use your hands to make something move towards you or in the direction that you are moving: Help me move the piano; you push and I ll pull. | pull sth: I pulled the handle and it just snapped off! |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 pull — /pʊl / (say pool) verb (t) 1. to draw or haul towards oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position: to pull a sledge up a hill. 2. to draw or tug at with force: to pull a person s hair. 3. to draw, rend, or tear… …

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  • 15 pull — [[t]p ʊl[/t]] ♦♦ pulls, pulling, pulled 1) VERB When you pull something, you hold it firmly and use force in order to move it towards you or away from its previous position. [V n with adv] They have pulled out patients teeth unnecessarily... [V n …

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  • 16 pull — pull1 [ pul ] verb *** ▸ 1 move someone/something toward you ▸ 2 remove something attached ▸ 3 move body with force ▸ 4 injure muscle ▸ 5 take gun/knife out ▸ 6 move window cover ▸ 7 make someone want to do something ▸ 8 get votes ▸ 9 suck smoke… …

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  • 17 pull — I UK [pʊl] / US verb Word forms pull : present tense I/you/we/they pull he/she/it pulls present participle pulling past tense pulled past participle pulled *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to move someone or something towards you using your hands …

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  • 18 wool — /wʊl / (say wool) noun 1. the fine, soft, curly hair, characterised by minute, overlapping surface scales, to which its felting property is mainly due, that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, that of sheep constituting one of… …

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  • 19 wool — n 1. fleece; yarn. 2. all wool and a yard wide genuine, sincere, real, true, truehearted; faithful, constant, true blue, Inf. trusty; good, excellent. 3. dyed in the wool inveterate, confirmed, inured, hardened, hard core, die hard. 4. pull the… …

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  • 20 One of Us (Yes, Prime Minister) — One of Us Episode no. Series 1 Episode 8 Written by Antony Jay Jonathan Lynn Produced by Sydney Lotterby …

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