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economical with the truth

This page is about the doublespeak term economical with the truth

Meaning

to be telling a lie

For example

  • I wasn't lying! I was just being economical with the truth.

  • You weren't just being "economical with the truth". What you said was simply untrue!

Quick Quiz

Saying "He's being economical with the truth" is like saying

a. "He doesn't know the truth."

b. "He always tell lies."

c. "He's not telling the truth."

Contributor: Matt Errey