||talk nice, ease up, take it easy on you
||If the service is poor, he doesn't pull punches. He complains.
||do that, do something wrong, try that
||She reached for the phone to call the police, but the thief said, "Don't try to pull that."
|pull the goalie (hockey)
||remove the goaltender and use an extra skater
||After our coach pulled the goalie we scored and tied the game.
|pull the pin
||quit, resign, leave, pack it in
||If the company doesn't give us a raise in pay, I'm pulling the pin.
|pull the plug
||stop working on a project, not support any more, leave you in the lurch
||When Zoe lied to Social Services they pulled the plug on her.
They stopped paying her expenses.
|pull the rug out
||take away your help, remove your support, leave you holding the bag
||Some insurance companies pull the rug out from under you when you file a claim.
|pull the wool over your eyes
||deceive you, trick you, fool you
||Don't let him pull the wool over your eyes. He's not at the office.
||recover, get well, get over the operation
||The doctor didn't think he'd pull through, but he's feeling fine.
||work together, co-operate
||If we pull together, we can complete this project on time.
|pull up stakes
||move away, go to live in another place
||We pull up stakes when winter comes. We move to Arizona.