Where did the expression "pulling your leg" come from?

Funny. The first time I hear the word for for equivilent in Japanese [ashi-wo hipparu] I was surprised to find out that it means something different. If someone is pulling your leg, they are trying to hold you back. Usually not as a joke. If someone is keeping you from accomplishing something you’d say, “stop pulling my leg!” [ashi-wo hipparu-na!].

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