tomar el pelo a

A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to poke fun at)
a. to pull someone's leg
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Juanjo, no le tomes el pelo a tu hermano pequeño. El pobre te está creyendo y se está asustando.Juanjo, don't pull your little brother's leg. The poor thing is believing you and getting scared.
b. to tease
Paco es muy bromista. Siempre les está tomando el pelo a sus amigos.Paco is a jokester. He's always teasing his friends.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to swindle)
a. to rip off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En ese restaurante les toman el pelo a los clientes. Es carísimo y la comida es muy mala.In this restaurant they rip off customers. It's really expensive and the food is very bad.
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