feed (someone) a line

idiom

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.

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“Feed (someone) a line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feed%20(someone)%20a%20line. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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