on the pull

adv, adj
British
looking for a sexual partner, hoping to pick up a member of the opposite sex. A working-class term in use since the late 1960s from pull; its predatory overtones mean that it is usually applied to males.
► 'Don't bother asking - those two are out on the pull again.' (Recorded, adolescent girl, London, 1987)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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