put the lie to


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put the lie to

To show to be false or inaccurate.
See also: lie, put
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In an instant, he put the lie to years of discussions about federal-provincial fiscal relations.
The Walter Reed revelations once again put the lie to the president's claim that everything is being done to support America's troops.
With this innovation and productivity growth, the United States has put the lie to those ongoing forecasts of unemployment and poverty.
This wonderful dinner was also presented as a wine dinner, with a representative from a local wine distributor on hand to present a broad sampling of Robert Mondavi wines that the attendees were told: "Would put the lie to the misconception that you can't pair wine with hot, spicy Asian cuisine.
He and others put the lie to the standard Zionist cry that any criticism of Israel is anti-semitic, a claim that insults all those Jewish people who reject the likes of Ariel Sharon acting in their name.
Indeed, their policies give enormous scandal and put the lie to their putative claim to be Catholics.
For all the downtown power structure's boasting about its political clout and how secession threatens the city's well-being, the facts put the lie to the claim.
I trust that this restatement of our commitment will, for once and all, put the lie to the suggestion that the Government is now engaged in a systematic round of cutbacks.
But Gass's meditations on the nature of literary creation reveal a highly complex--and subtly instructive--awareness of writing's capacity for social use and abuse, and his topical sermons put the lie to the fear that such a complex awareness cripples political and ethical judgment.
Enlightenment producer Adrian Tayler, who has been making multimedia for 15 years and collected the prize at a ceremony in Brighton, said: "It was good to put the lie to the industry belief that multimedia has to be expensive - it doesn't.
Chittister states an elementary truth: "The scientific revolution, once the very bastion of the male control of nature, has in our lifetime put the lie to male autonomy .
The image put the lie to the comments of the congressman.
Finally the Net has put the lie to Ben Bradlee's boast: "News is what I say it is.