yank someone's chain

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To tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting.
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So, be careful what you are paying attention to. If it looks like someone is yanking your chain, he or she probably is.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'yank someone's chain':

yank someone's chainUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see yank,‎ chain.
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tirar de la cadena de alguien

誰かのチェーンをヤンク

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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