Play a trick, deceive someone, as in We thought he was trying to pull something when he claimed he had never picked up our tickets . It is often put as pull something on someone , as in I knew he was pulling something on me when he told me the wrong date . Also see pull a fast one
- Pull something on someone
adjective Whacko, flipped noun A state of irrational, psychotic anger and disorientation (mid-1990s+ Teenagers) Related Terms go postal
- Pull something out of the fire
verb phrase To salvage something; rescue: They got hot and pulled the game out of the fire (1893+)
noun 1. a metal tab or ring that is pulled to uncover the precut opening in a can or other container.
- Pull teeth
verb phrase To do something in the most difficult way; do something the hard way (1970s+ Armed forces) •Fr earlier pull teeth through the armpit