big lie

noun
variants: or Big Lie

Definition of big lie

: a deliberate gross distortion of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic

First Known Use of big lie

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Big lie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20lie. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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