1. The WordReference Forums have moved to new forum software. (Details)

To spin someone a yarn

Discussion in 'WR Thesaurus' started by Beachxhair, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Beachxhair

    Beachxhair Senior Member

    Manchester UK
    English-England
    Hi!
    I'm looking for a more modern, more widely used way of saying this expression. I'm nearly 18, and i've never heard any young person use to spin a yarn....I think it's becoming a bit dated. Any suggestions?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. miklo3600

    miklo3600 Senior Member

    EE.UU.
    English-United States
    They are pulling your leg...
    They are teasing you/tricking you

    Hope it helps
     
  3. N.Sebastian New Member

    English
    Do you want an expression for just "telling a tale," or more like fabricating a story to deceive someone?

    I'm not great with idioms, but off the top of my head - "tell tall tales" or "throw someone off the scent" could work, depending on what specifically you're looking for.
     
  4. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    To have someone on?

    -He's having you on!
     

Share This Page