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    draw (pull) the wool over somebody’s eyes

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “You’re talking a lot of damned lies,” he said roughly. “Don’t think ye can pull the wool over my eyes like that” (A. J. Cronin, “Hatter’s Castle”)

    draw (pull) the wool over somebody’s eyes = make a fool of someone; pull someone’s leg; blear someone’s eyes

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: draw (pull) the wool over somebody’s eyes

    Hi Vil

    See:

    pull the wool over (someone's) eyes - definition of pull the wool over (someone's) eyes by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    pull the wool over (someone's) eyes
    To deceive; hoodwink.

    Hope this helps
    Best regards
    R21

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    Re: draw (pull) the wool over somebody’s eyes

    I have never heard draw, only pull. I don't think draw the wool over exists.

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