To pull one’s leg, you see, is to play a practical joke on someone.
A no-brainer often refers to a problem that takes no brains to solve.
Technically speaking is usually interchangeable with strictly speaking.
It means that manufacturing is stagnating, not making any progress.
To say you don't deserve a victory lap means you haven't done anything yet.
It means someone is unable to make a move due to shock, confusion or fear.
The phrase means dealing with something at the superficial level.