What Does PULL THE RUG Mean?

PULL THE RUG means "Withdraw Support or Funding."

The term PULL THE RUG comes from the English saying "to pull the rug out from under someone's feet." It is used to describe a situation in which someone suddenly withdraws their support from someone else, typically leaving them in a difficult position.

In the lexicon of cryptocurrency a "RUG PULL" is a when a developer abandons a project and runs away with investors' funds.
  • Toni: Are you going to the game on Saturday?
  • Jo: I was all set to go with Lee, but she has just PULLED THE RUG.
  • Sam: I'm going to buy into this great crypto project.
  • Ali: How do you know the developers won't PULL THE RUG?

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"Withdraw Support or Funding" is the most common definition for PULL THE RUG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Withdraw Support or Funding
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