tell a lie
This page is about the collocation tell a lie
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to say something you know isn't true
- If you keep telling us lies, we'll never believe you again.
- After the lies he'd told in court were exposed, the company's lawyer went to jail.
A similar collocation that's used as a euphemism for "tell a lie", especially in politics, is "tell an untruth"
If somebody tells a lie, they
Contributor: Matt Errey