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    Sorry, but you're wrong!

    I was looking up the correct meaning of "don't yank my chain" and saw from one of your staff - "Stephen" by name - that the definition of this expression "means a person wants you to leave them alone and go away"! This is not correct, and I would ask that you please let him know that the real meaning is along the lines of "you're kidding me", "you're bulldusting me", "you must be joking", etc. It would be a good idea to correct the published meaning as well!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-May-2013 at 07:47. Reason: Adding link to the idiom referred to.

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    Re: Sorry, but you're wrong!


    yanking chain - definition of yanking chain by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    pull/yank (someone's) chain
    To take unfair advantage of someone; deceive or manipulate someone.

    Last edited by Route21; 13-May-2013 at 10:14. Reason: BB vs HTTP code problem again

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