informal Tease someone by leading them to believe something untrue: he’s just pulling your chain
More example sentences
- When you can't tell if the tech is dead serious or yanking your chain, it's time to hang up.
- I've let this slander pass, because I think the audience realizes he's just yanking my chain, and because he was also kind enough to invite me to guest host the show.
- That should have tipped me off that he was either yanking my chain or wasn't someone to be taken seriously.