pull a Homer

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English[edit]

Dictionary entry as shown in the episode.

Etymology[edit]

From pull (to do or perform) in the pattern “pull a [name]”. Coined in the Simpsons episode "Homer Defined", after the regular character Homer who stops a nuclear meltdown via eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

Verb[edit]

pull a Homer (third-person singular simple present pulls a Homer, present participle pulling a Homer, simple past and past participle pulled a Homer)

  1. (informal, humorous) To succeed despite idiocy.

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