August 17, 2009

pull the wool over someone’s eyes

Posted in Idioms at 2:30 pm by Feng

pull the wool over someone’s eyes – to deceive someone [answers]

It is difficult to pull the wool over his eyes” is a jocular way to say “it is difficult to cheat him”. The word “wool” relates to the wig that the judge wears in court. Pulling the wool blinds the judge’s eyes so that he is unable to see the facts in a trial.

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