"Don't blow smoke

Posted by WordCamel on December 18, 2001

In Reply to: "Don't blow smoke posted by ESC 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.

Or the foul weather variation -- Don't piss down my leg and tell me it's raining.