feed (someone) a line

Definition of feed (someone) a line

informal
: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

feed play
  1. : to give food to

  2. : to give as food

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

  1. : an act of eating

  2. : meal

  3. : food for livestock

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : a comparatively strong slender cord

  3. : clothesline

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

  2. : to depict with lines : draw

  3. : to place or form a line along

  1. : to cover the inner surface of

  2. : to put something in the inside of : fill

  3. : to serve as the lining of


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