You can’t pull one over on my eyesPosted: August 25, 2012
This malaphor seems very straightforward – a blend of “put one over on me” and “pull the wool over my eyes”. Both idioms mean “to be fooled” and both contain the word “over”, hence the confusion. The word “pullover” also might have been jumbled in the subconscious as in a “pullover sweater” which of course goes over the eyes. In blending both idioms, the speaker was undoubtedly trying to be particularly emphatic about not being tricked!