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See also: asspull and ass pull


Alternative forms[edit]


ass +‎ pull, from the phrase pull out of one's ass.


ass-pull (plural ass-pulls)

  1. (slang, vulgar) A hastily fabricated explanation or contrived plot twist.
    • 2009 July 9, charlesgriffman, “Re: e360 vs Spamhaus decision ?”, in, Usenet[1]:
      Ah, you "believe". You do not know. So you admit that it's just wishful thinking, an ass pull not based on any facts.
    • 2011 January 2, Matthew Russotto, “Re: OT: going green”, in comp.sys.mac.system, Usenet[2]:
      And there's no reason I see to believe either of these numbers is anything but an ass-pull.
    • 2011 April 22, Dave Baranyi, “Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 11 & 12 - final comments - no real spoilers”, in rec.arts.anime.misc, Usenet[3]:
      Even if we ignore the total ass-pull of super powers for Madoka, we still get a resolution that is no better than "it was all a dream".
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:ass-pull.