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    pull someones leg = have someone on ?

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to confirm the plausibility of the following statement?

    It is by no means uncommon for an idiom in one language to be at least roughly equivalent to a lexically unrelated idiom in another language: the French is quite close to pull someone's leg, or to have someone on.

    . have someone on - say something untrue (for fun)

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: pull someones leg = have someone on ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to confirm the plausibility of the following statement?

    It is by no means uncommon for an idiom in one language to be at least roughly equivalent to a lexically unrelated idiom in another language: the French is quite close to pull someone's leg, or to have someone on.

    . have someone on - say something untrue (for fun)

    Regards,

    V
    I would say they're pretty much interchangeable.

    You're pulling my leg!
    You're having me on!

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