bend the truth

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Definition of bend the truth

: to say something that is not true or that misleads people but that is usually not regarded as a serious or harmful lie When he tells people he's from Manhattan he's bending the truth a little since he really grew up in Brooklyn.

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“Bend the truth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bend%20the%20truth. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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