pull your chain

vp To annoy, bother. Boyd has been awfully quiet lately; let'spull his chain and ask how he is doing with that girl who just left him. 1980s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • pull your chain — ask you what you think, ask for your opinion    If we want your opinion we ll pull your chain. We ll ask you …   English idioms

  • pull\ your\ chain — To tease or needle someone just to get a reaction from her. (ED. Common slang usage.) Don t take him seriously, he s just jerking your chain, trying to get you angry …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pull your chain — (USA)    If someone pulls your chain, they take advantage of you in an unfair way or do something to annoy you.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pull (someone's) chain — pull/yank (someone s) chain American & Australian, informal to say or do something that upsets another person, especially because you enjoy upsetting them. Boy, she really knows how to pull your chain! …   New idioms dictionary

  • chain — chain1 W2S3 [tʃeın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(joined rings)¦ 2¦(connected events)¦ 3¦(shops/hotels)¦ 4¦(connected line)¦ 5¦(prisoners)¦ 6¦(buying a house)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: chaeine, from Latin catena] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chain stitch — Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pull — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of pulling ADJECTIVE ▪ sharp ▪ strong ▪ gentle, slight ▪ downward ▪ gravitati …   Collocations dictionary

  • yank (someone's) chain — pull/yank (someone s) chain American & Australian, informal to say or do something that upsets another person, especially because you enjoy upsetting them. Boy, she really knows how to pull your chain! …   New idioms dictionary

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