bend the truth
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to constrain or strain to tension by curving
: to turn or force from straight or even to curved or angular
: to force from a proper shape
: the act or process of bending : the state of being bent
: something that is bent: such as
: a curved part of a path (as of a stream or road)
: fidelity, constancy
: sincerity in action, character, and utterance
: the state of being the case : fact
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