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pull a boner

Slang definitions & phrases for pull a boner

pull a boner

verb phrase

To blunder; commit an error, esp an egregious one: I'm afraid you've pulled a boner this time; the thing sank (1913+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with pull a boner
Make a blunder, as in I pulled an awful boner when I mentioned his ex-wife. This expression is derived from the noun bonehead, for “blockhead” or “stupid person.” [ ; early 1900s ]
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