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"
References in classic literature ?
You could think to come all the way over here from Jackson's Island in the night to laugh at our troubles, and you could think to fool me with a lie about a dream; but you couldn't ever think to pity us and save us from sorrow.
I will observe, in parenthesis, that Heine says that a true autobiography is almost an impossibility, and that man is bound to lie about himself.
COMPULSIVE LIES A PERSON who lies compulsively feels compelled to lie about anything or everything, even when telling the truth is the easier option.