A serious lie is told to cover a minor peccadillo .
The heroine's honour is unjustly impugned, but her alleged crime is such a peccadillo that the emotions associated with it seem ludicrously overblown.
Tabloid newspapers have always printed tawdry tales of public figures' peccadilloes , but it hasn't dominated discussion in the same way.
Over the years I have certainly committed somewhat more than my share of peccadilloes and outright sins.
A series of minor government ministers was involved in a variety of sexual peccadilloes and had to resign.
Suddenly stories about pop stars and their legal troubles or sexual peccadilloes were no longer relegated to the women's pages.
Hanna does not overlook Britten's peccadilloes .
True to its tabloid format, it has always been strong on exposure of their sexual peccadilloes , of which there are many.
The company also tries to find out about any client preferences beforehand - not their sexual peccadilloes , but things that might add more spice to the experience.
It's true, and there are tons of similarly gossipy tales of women's sexual peccadilloes and the embarrassments of ambition.