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    englishhobby is offline Key Member
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    to twist somebody round one's little finger

    Does 'to twist somebody round one's little finger' mean 'to deceive'? In my language it does (we have a similar expression). But I've come across this idiom with a different meaning. Can it also be used to talk about deceiving people?

    I would be grateful, if you add some more idioms which mean 'to deceive' to this list:
    1) to take somebody for a ride;
    2) ...
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: to twist somebody round one's little finger

    No — it doesn't mean 'deceive'.

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