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pull the wool over your eyes

pull the wool over your eyes English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Sep 03 2009

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“It seems like I’m gonna have to pull the wool over Mason’s eyes if I want any of that soda pop.”

- Jason on trying to quench his thirst.

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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to trick, deceive

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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If you trick or deceive someone, you have to make sure he or she isn’t able to see the truth.

Anytime you lie to someone to get what you want, you pull the wool over their eyes so they won’t see what you’re doing. Someone who has had the wool pulled over his or her eyes can’t see what see what’s real and is blinded by lies.

In today’s episode of EXTREME English, baby! Jason asks Mason for some of his soda and Mason says he can’t have any. So Jason ties a wool sweater around Mason’s head and takes some!

This might seem like a crude representation of the idiom, pull the wool over your eyes, and, well, it is. But it’s actually very similar to the origin of the phrase. In the 18th and 19th centuries, important men wore wigs on their heads made of wool. If you wanted to fool one of them, you could pull his wig down over his face! It wasn’t too long before pull the wool over your eyes came to have the same meaning it does today.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Don’t think you can pull the wool over my eyes. I know what you’re up to.”

“He totally pulled the wool over my eyes. I trusted him and he took all my money.”

“Don’t let her pull the wool over your eyes. She doesn’t value you. She’s only using you.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS when you pull the wool over one's eyes you lie to someone to get what you want.
作者 VOLTSSuper Member!
tianyq0709 it means cheat someone
作者 tianyq0709
getnikku to deceive someone in order to prevent them from knowing what you are really doing.
作者 getnikku
Gellerke bamboozle, lead by nose
作者 Gellerke
Sezai to deceive, to hoodwink
作者 Sezai
sofree hoodwink to cover one's true motives.
作者 sofree

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foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

don't make the guy pull the wool over your eyes

he's totally lier

09:30 PM Jul 29 2010 |

ebuelove

Senegal

i love you from  miss        

07:15 PM Jul 08 2010 |

rita_lina

rita_lina

Brazil

Foot in mouth

01:44 AM Jun 11 2010 |

khawlina

United Arab Emirates

misleading someone and deceiving him

08:19 PM May 17 2010 |

Bashoora

United Arab Emirates

in this life people always deceive one another so i think people should not trust each other.Sealed

                                                                                   

10:33 AM Feb 20 2010 |

baabaha_jacelka

Kenya

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw

06:58 AM Feb 05 2010 |

orxanre

orxanre

Azerbaijan

Pull the wool over someone's eyes is means to  "round one's little finger" in Azerbaijan

08:19 AM Dec 09 2009 |

boxsetfan

United States

oh yes!

 

 

boxsetseries

05:55 AM Nov 26 2009 |

sloe

sloe

Jordan

aha thats cool, but ididnt understand any thing. anywat thanksSmile

01:04 AM Oct 16 2009 |

green greener

United Arab Emirates

nice lesson

I won't let anybody pull the wool over my eyes Smile

06:54 PM Oct 07 2009 |

blouz

blouz

France

that's anything

04:19 PM Oct 06 2009 |

azar_200816

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I guess it means ignore

10:53 AM Oct 05 2009 |

Lidia_partner

Brazil

haha that was funny :D

12:47 AM Oct 05 2009 |

yeyahui

yeyahui

China

hi

06:06 AM Oct 04 2009 |

))~~#~~RO$E~~%~~((

Saudi Arabia

 I will not let anyone pull the wool over my eyes hehe,,

nice slang thanx,,,

03:41 AM Sep 30 2009 |

mr.batis

Yemen

Lool Cool

12:20 PM Sep 24 2009 |

Jolie_Hang

Jolie_Hang

Viet Nam

i think i also do this(like the man has helmet). hehe

04:10 AM Sep 24 2009 |

prophilo

prophilo

Syrian Arab Republic

you have to run quikly to remove the wool
hahaha

11:43 PM Sep 16 2009 |

ferhatkanhan

Turkey

interesting way for explain !! you pull the wool over my eyes.

08:18 PM Sep 16 2009 |

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