tissue of lies

Definition of tissue of lies

chiefly British

  1. :  a story or report that is completely false :  a story that is full of lies The article was nothing but a tissue of lies. He has woven a tissue of lies about his military record.

Word by Word Definitions

tissueplay
  1. :  a fine lightweight often sheer fabric

    :  mesh, network, web

    :  a piece of soft absorbent tissue paper used especially as a handkerchief or for removing cosmetics

lieplay lies
  1. :  to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position :  be prostrate :  rest, recline

    :  to reside temporarily :  stay for the night :  lodge

    :  to remain inactive (as in concealment)

  1. :  lay

    :  the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)

    :  the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) :  covert

  1. :  to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

    :  to create a false or misleading impression

    :  to bring about by telling lies

  1. :  an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive

    :  an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker or writer

    :  something that misleads or deceives


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