Posted by New on August 14, 2006 at 15:09:47:
In Reply to: To pull the wool posted by Scot on August 11, 2006 at 19:19:37:
Pull the wool over his eyes - came from the judges wearing oversize wigs that often slipped over their eyes, causing momentary blindness.
Dates back to 1839, meaning "to deceive". "Wool" refers to a powdered wig, such as men used to wear. Pulling down the wool wig would temporarily blind the person wearing it.
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