Lying to


Also found in: Idioms.
Related to Lying to: lying around
(Naut.) having the sails so disposed as to counteract each other.

See also: Lying

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Lie and continue to lie, and even when you are caught, keep lying to the end.
If you're lying to spare others harm or pain, that's considered prosocial lying.
I tackled the subject of the uses of and distinctions between "lay" and "lie" (and I'm not lying to you) 26 months ago.
Coming back to Pakistani politics and the issue of declaration of assets, one thing is certain that some leaders have used all forms of lying to conceal facts from public; these include outright denials, spinning, deception, white lies and subterfuge.
I do not agree that a child lying to a parent is good, I would say the overall cognitive development, which encompasses executive functioning skills and verbal ability associated with lying are needed but morals and ethics are of benefit as well.
Rogers, lying to himself, suggested that his irrepressible manliness might be the reason the D-G was punishing him: "So tell me, did I possibly grab the backside of an editor's wife?
In an empirical study of teenagers and lying to parents, Engels et al.
Eventually children begin to use lying to get out of trouble or get something they want" (p.
Research has documented that the majority of parents admit to lying to their children even as they maintain that honesty is an important value.
They lose whatever good sense they might possess, sneaking out with Mariah, lying to their parents, drinking, experimenting.
Research from Friends Provident found more Britons are reaching for their mobile phone or laptop to avoid lying to someone face-to-face.