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    #1

    pull someone's leg

    In the "Idiom 3 out of 7" section of this video, did the speaker say, "I don't think this is an American English expression"? Would the expression "pull someone's leg" be uncommon in the US?

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    #2

    Re: pull someone's leg

    He says "This isn't a literal expression." It's used in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: pull someone's leg

    The instructor in the video is definitely mistaken about this idiom's frequency in AmE. 'Pulling someone's leg' is an idiom that is commonly used in AmE.

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