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Yanking your chain

Posted by ESC on April 03, 2008 at 16:19:

In Reply to: Yanking your chain posted by Phil Short on April 03, 2008 at 07:57:

: Where did the phrase "Yanking your chain" come from??

We have had previous discussions on this phrase (search under "yank chain"), for example: The image I get is a cartoon dog (Hector the Bulldog?) having his chain yanked.