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You're putting me on !!!
Luke Did you feel that earthquake yesterday ?
Perry Yes, it scared the living daylights out of me. It was quite a big jolt.
Luke I've heard a lot about a connection between atmospheric pressure and earthquake predictions.
Perry Many scientists dismiss that theory, but there may be a grain of truth to it.
Luke Well, this time we were only 30 km from the epicenter. There's a rumor going around that a big one will hit this Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Perry Well, I personally believe you can't pinpoint the exact time and place of an earthquake. But did you know that there have been some instances where animals were bale to detect subtle indicators of coming earthquakes ? Oddly enough, my dog, Prince, always howls before earthquake.
Luke You're putting me on.
Perry No, really. Prince is my private seismologist.
Explanation :
 

Put someone on - To deceive someone into believing something that is not true

 
Example : I don't believe you! You're putting me on.
 
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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