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Pull Bacon

(To). To spread the fingers out after having placed one's thumb on the nose.

“The officers spoke to him, when the man put his fingers to his nose and pulled bacon.” —Leeds Police Report, Oct. 6, 1887.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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