feed (one) a line

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feed (one) a line

1. To tell an actor what to say. In this usage, the phrase is often used in the plural ("feed one one's lines"). I'm sorry, I can't remember a word of this scene—can someone please feed me my lines?
2. To speak deceptively to someone. Don't feed me a line, tell me the truth—what's the real reason you missed my party?
See also: feed, line