why did you tell him such a dreadful fib?
But we also ought to have some sources that won't fib or sugar-coat to appease their key demographic group.
And a lie from the White House - or a fib or a misrepresentation or a fudged number - can go a long way toward distorting the national discussion.
Existence in the real world is just not possible without an occasional fib or an expertly timed falsehood.
He justified the fib by saying the made-up support would be more credible than self-promotion alone.
A Bucks source with no reason to fib claims there is no truth to the report SF Glenn Robinson is on the market.
But a Cornell professor recently claimed to have established the truth of a curious proposition: We fib less frequently when we're online than when we're talking in person.
It is such a common fib because it is such a comforting fib .
Is a fib really a fib if the teller is unaware that he is uttering an untruth?
There is a manuscript note by another official which comments on this minute; it refers to ‘a certain old fashioned reluctance to tell a whopping fib, or even a little fib , depending on the number of permanent inhabitants’.