perjure yourself


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perjure yourself

verb (Criminal law) commit perjury, lie under oath, forswear, bear false witness, give false testimony, swear falsely Witnesses lied and perjured themselves.
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My dear Cole, don't trouble to perjure yourself. I don't mind, believe me.
Surprisingly, DeFazio's reply was that Thomas hasn't said anything yet - apparently you have to actually perjure yourself before you can be impeached.
But if you had an affair 20 years ago, so long as you do not perjure yourself or impugn another's character to exonerate yourself, keep it quiet.