One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deceive someone by telling untruths.
deceive, fool, trick, take in, hoodwink, dupe, deludeView synonyms
- ‘He pulled the wool over their eyes with a forged student ID card.’
- ‘We submit further that each one of the defendants told you lie after lie after lie in order to attempt to pull the wool over your eyes.’
- ‘Perhaps they were great actors, pulling the wool over my eyes, and they have a plan in the back room to attack that market.’
- ‘But I merely pulled the wool over his eyes so he'd shut up.’
- ‘Being in the ‘promised land’ is obviously not all it's cracked up to be - or just maybe the board are pulling the wool over our eyes.’
- ‘I thought somebody was pulling the wool over my eyes.’
- ‘No - it is still being used to pull the wool over our eyes.’
- ‘He presents it as though he's pulling the wool over our eyes, only we are all too stupid to notice.’
- ‘The president's ‘$11 trillion’ is meaningless and an attempt to pull the wool over your eyes.’
- ‘They were pulling the wool over our eyes from Day One.’
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