lie about


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Related to lie about: lie in wait, lying low, giving the lie
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Verb1.lie about - hang around idly; "She did all the work while he lay around"
laze, slug, idle, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
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Sadly, the time they took to choose to lie about their lying was not given.
The 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds who had been lied to were both more likely to cheat and then more likely to lie about having done so, too.
For example, an adolescent might lie about some serious event in his own life if he has recently discovered his mother is cheating on his father.