Definition of pull the wool over someone's eyes in English:

pull the wool over someone's eyes

phrase

  • Deceive someone by telling untruths.

    • ‘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.’
    deceive, fool, trick, take in, hoodwink, dupe, delude
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