Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why Do We Say It?

Pull One's Leg.
What is the reason we say that one person joshing another is "pulling his leg"?

The allusion is to tripping up a man by catching at his foot or "pulling his leg". This, of course, makes the man fall---and to see a person fall is considered comic by all mankind. (Why Do We Say It? pg 197)

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