Interested in Language
Please explain to me the meaning of "yanking from" taken from the following sentence.
"Over the past four year, they've poured more that $800 billion into mutual funds that invest in bonds, while yanking more than $250 billion from those that invest in stocks."
And here it could also suggest a slightly negative view towards them taking this money IMO.
I agree it has a negative tone in that particular sentence. If they "yank" funding from a particular project, it sounds as if they have rudely, maybe suddenly, pulled that funding away.
Or away from others who felt they should have it.
"To yank from" does come across as negative and could suggest bias on the part of the writer. It might be intentional or, if the writer is just trying to show off how many verbs they know, unintentional.