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2021.02.14 17:53

English Idioms: You mean she was pulling my leg!

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Jack: Don’t be such a gullible person. Did you truly believe that Jessie got the tender for the hospital project?

Tony: You mean she was pulling my leg! Jack: Without doubt. I don’t deny that she is an ambitious girl and bold enough to go to extremes but this deal is definitely beyond her means.

Tony: Then, she making fun of me!

Jack: Not exactly. She is trying to get you worked up so that you give up trying.

Tony: She is such a dirty rat!

Vocabulary

Gullible: (adj) easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.

Pull someone’s leg: to deceive someone playfully; tease someone.

Without doubt: Without question; certainly; definitely.

Go to extremes: to do something much more than is usual or reasonable.

Beyond one’s means: beyond (or within) one's budget or income.

Make fun of someone: to mock or direct insults at someone or something.

Worked up: (adj) upset or very excited about something.

Give up: to stop trying to do something before you have finished.

Dirty rat: Any malicious act against you or your friends can qualify the perpetrator to be called a dirty rat.
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  • Jack 2021.02.14 21:16

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    Sharing knowledge everyday need strong patience
  • Adelina 2021.02.15 03:43

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    thank you for your wonderful sharing.

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