feed (someone) a line

Definition of feed (someone) a line

informal

  1. :  to tell (someone) a story or an explanation that is not true He fed me a line about how he was late because his car broke down.

Word by Word Definitions

feedplay
  1. :  to give food to

    :  to give as food

    :  to furnish something essential to the development, sustenance, maintenance, or operation of

  1. :  an act of eating

    :  meal

    :  a large meal

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

lineplay
  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: such as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


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