durch den Kakao ziehen

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Kakao is in this case perhaps a euphemism for Kacke (Duden Herkunftswörterbuch 3rd ed.)

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durch den Kakao ziehen ‎(strong, third-person singular simple present zieht durch den Kakao, past tense zog durch den Kakao, past participle durch den Kakao gezogen, past subjunctive zöge durch den Kakao, auxiliary haben)

  1. (idiomatic) to pull someone's leg, to make fun of somebody or something, to roast someone.
    Er zieht dich nur durch den Kakao.‎ ― He is just pulling your leg.

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