What does Tooling mean?

Playing mind games with a person

When someone is described as ‘tooling’ another person, it means they are manipulating that person, usually to their advantage. This manipulation can be for personal gain, or sometimes, just for the amusement of the tooler.

Although both men and women can be guilty of tooling others, it’s often seen that women are more likely to do this. The reasons for this can be varied and complex, but it’s often because they find it easier to manipulate men to get what they want.

For instance, a woman may ‘tool’ a man into doing her assignments, covering her work shifts, or even paying for her expensive lifestyle. This is not to say that it’s only women who do this, but it is a trend that’s often noticed in many social situations.

So, if you hear someone say that they are being ‘tooled’, it means they feel they are being manipulated or used. It’s important to remember that this is a slang term and may not be understood in all contexts or cultures.

Example for using ‘Tooling’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? I totally tooled my brother into doing my chores today! πŸ˜‚

Haha, that’s genius! How did you do it?

I told him I had a lot of homework and needed his help. He fell for it! Now I’m free for the day.

Wow, you’re a pro at tooling people! πŸ˜„