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    tell a lie

    I'm wondering if there is a phrase/slang/idiom for "tell a lie" in English?

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    Re: tell a lie

    "to tell a porky" is a shortened version of the Cockney Rhyming Slang "to tell a porky pie".
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    Re: tell a lie

    We have a phrase "Liar, liar, pants on fire" so you will sometimes hear people saying "I think his pants are on fire" or something similar to indicate that they think someone is lying.
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    Re: tell a lie

    I never tell lies, but I have been known to be economical with the truth.

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    #5

    Re: tell a lie

    If my child lied to me, is it correct to tell him as follows:-

    1)Don't lie to me 2)Don't tell lies 3) Don't tell a lie

    Thanks.

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    Re: tell a lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If my child lied to me, is it correct to tell him as follows:-

    1)Don't lie to me 2)Don't tell lies 3) Don't tell a lie

    Thanks.
    Despite containing the same words, this is not really connected to the original question. Perhaps you should start a new thread for your question or this one will become confusing.
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