pull the wool over one's eyes

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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  • 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull the wool over one's eyes —  Deceive one …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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

  • wool over one's eyes, pull the —  Deceive, mislead one …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 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 …   English expressions

  • wool — See: ALL WOOL AND A YARD WIDE, PULL THE WOOL OVER ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wool — See: ALL WOOL AND A YARD WIDE, PULL THE WOOL OVER ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

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