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    Default what does" pull the card on sb" mean?

    Hi,
    Could anybody can spell it out for me what does the sentence " Don't pull that card on me" mean? Thanks.

    the scripts below:(Script's from Prison Break 01x02)

    P - Mr. Giles,
    - we'd like to have a word with you, if we could.
    Tim - I really don't have time.
    P - I'm afraid we're going to have to insist.
    - It's come to our attention that you made a FOIL request
    - a couple of days ago, on the Burrows case.
    Tim - Yeah. So?
    P - Records show that you made a dupe of the surveillance tape.
    Tim - That's right.
    P - Mind us asking why?
    Tim - It's for one of Burrows' old girlfriends, man.
    - She was under the impression that the guy was innocent.
    - I figured it'd, you know, help her with closure.
    H - She's in possession of the tape now, then?
    Tim - Don't pull that card on me.
    - It's the Freedom of Information Act.
    - She's entitled to that tape as much as you or I are.
    P - Oh, no, no, no, no, no, by all means, by all means.
    Tim - - May I go now?
    P - Just one more thing.
    - This old girlfriend of his...
    - what's her name?

    Really thanks for your help...

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    Default Re: what does" pull the card on sb" mean?

    [quote=XINLAI-UE;262006]Hi,
    Could anybody can spell it out for me what does the sentence " Don't pull that card on me" mean? Thanks.

    This is a guess: it means 'don't try that trick on me' or, 'don't try to gain the upper-hand in the conversation like that'.

    But, since she is entitled to see a copy of the tape anyway, it's likely that Tim is using the expression needlessly. He is not so intelligent, after all.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: what does" pull the card on sb" mean?

    Yes you are right. It was, however, a warning to P and in the context Tim was telling P that he knew the rules and so P shouldn't try to trick him. I think it was necessary since there is every indication that P was about to try to do so.

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