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(I) tell a lie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English(I) tell a lie(I) tell a lieBritish English spokenCORRECT used when you realize that something you have just said is not correct It was £25, no, tell a lie, £35. lie
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(I) tell a lieThey fight viciously and tell lies to get each other into trouble.However, telling lies to the police is assisting in the retention of stolen goods: Kanwar, above.No, I tell a lie.We can not tell a lie, so we confessed we were getting way too many.For one thing, telling a lie is like eating peanuts.
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