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This is a common idiom used to respond to something we find unbelievable. For example, if a couch potato tells you that he or she completed a marathon, you might respond by saying: ‘Are you pulling my leg?’ because you think the situation is impossible. In addition, if you pull someone’s leg, this means you are trying to make someone believe something is true when it isn’t. We usually do this as a joke, i.e. in situations that aren’t very serious.
OMG Janette, I still don’t get it!! OK, OK, check out this definition.
To take a rain check is an informal expression which means you can not accept an invitation but you intend to do so at a later date.
For example, last week I was invited out for dinner but because I was working I asked if I could take a rain check.
EG:My mother has a heart of gold: she is always willing to help a stranger and donate to charity . Furthermore, she has supported me with every good, and every terrible decision I have made in my life. So, do you have a heart of gold or a heart of stone?