"Don't blow smoke

Posted by ESC on December 18, 2001 at

In Reply to: "Don't blow smoke up my ass". posted by Bob on December 18, 2001

: : Just a little question from a Internet friend.
: : I think it has something to with just teasing someone, or leading a person astray without having bad intentions.

: The latter. It's a way of saying "don't deceive me with an unrealistically optimistic analysis of what may be a serious situation."

A variation -- Don't pump sunshine up my skirt.