Put Wool Over Other People's Eyes
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Put Wool Over Other People’s Eyes

The phrase: ‘put wool over other people’s eyes’ means to deceive or trick somebody.

Example in use: “He’s too smart for you to try and put wool over his eyes. Think twice before you do it.”

Interesting fact

The idea of this phrase came from wigs! If it doesn't fit right, you would obscure the vision of the person wearing it.