live a lie

live a lie

to spend your life as someone else For all of his adult life, he lived a lie and didn't confess even to his family that he was a spy.
See also: lie, live

live a lie

to live a life that is dishonest because you are pretending to be something that you are not, either to yourself or to other people Walker, who admitted that he was gay last year, spoke of the relief he felt at no longer having to live a lie.
See also: lie, live