Definition of tissue of lieschiefly British
- The article was nothing but a tissue of lies.
- He has woven a tissue of lies about his military record.
: a piece of soft absorbent tissue paper used especially as a handkerchief or for removing cosmetics
: an aggregate of cells usually of a particular kind together with their intercellular substance that form one of the structural materials of a plant or an animal
: a fine lightweight often sheer fabric
: to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate : rest, recline
: to assume a horizontal position
: to reside temporarily : stay for the night : lodge
: the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)
: the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) : covert
: to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
: to create a false or misleading impression
: to bring about by telling lies
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