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pull (one's) leg

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pull strings

verb

  • to take advantage of one's influence to get something done.
    I had to pull a few strings, but I ended up getting us box seats.
                                                                                                      

    Citation from "All the Right Friends", Covert Affairs (TV), Season 2 Episode 4 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 14 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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pull the plug

verb

  • to end something.
    Your group needs to reign in its spending, or we're going to have to pull the plug.

    Last edited on May 06 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

  • to remove a person from life support.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Chapter 8", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 06 2011.

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pumped up

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pump iron

verb

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punch out

verb

verb - transitive

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punish percy

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purple-headed soldier

noun

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