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PULL THE WOOL OVER SOMEONE'S EYES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pull the wool over someone's eyes mean? 

PULL THE WOOL OVER SOMEONE'S EYES (verb)
  The verb PULL THE WOOL OVER SOMEONE'S EYES has 1 sense:

1. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

  Familiarity information: PULL THE WOOL OVER SOMEONE'S EYES used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PULL THE WOOL OVER SOMEONE'S EYES (verb)


Sense 1pull the wool over someone's eyes [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bamboozle; lead by the nose; play false; pull the wool over someone's eyes; hoodwink; snow

Context example:

He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

Hypernyms (to "pull the wool over someone's eyes" is one way to...):

betray; deceive; lead astray (cause someone to believe an untruth)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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