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fib (one's) way out of (something)

To escape trouble or some predicament by telling lies. John fibbed his way out of a speeding ticket by saying he was rushing to his dying grandmother's hospital bed.
See also: fib, of, out, way

ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer

If one asks a strange or nonsensical question, the listener will probably respond with a similarly strange or nonsensical answer. A: "What the heck are you talking about? All I did was ask if you think I should dress my cat up for Halloween!" B: "Well, ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer!"
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ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer

Also, ask a silly question. Your query doesn't deserve a proper answer, as in Am I hungry? ask a stupid question! One authority believes this idiom is a variant of ask me no questions and I'll tell you no fibs, which appeared in Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer (1773) and was frequently repeated thereafter. [Early 1800s]
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fib

(fɪb)
1. n. a small lie. It was just a little fib. I’m sorry.
2. in. to tell a small lie. Did you fib to the teacher?
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Another element of the Nigerian FIB was the general order of presentation for the foods in the booklets.
Now consider the second mode for fib where no information is known about the initial call.
Guzman tiene instrucciones de presentar una demanda contra la FIB para que pague la "destruccion financiera" de un evento "tan importante".
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This family firm was delighted that Mr Henry Bohun, their apprentice, won the FiB Apprentice of the year Award at the annual FiB dinner at Soughton Hall.
"FiB's services and our unique concept have created enormous interest amongst the region's pre-eminent professional advisers, who are keen to be involved and lend their support to our network of services to deliver the very best, relevant advice to family businesses across the region."
Dai Fib certainly has the backing of me and the boys and I urge local clubs to get behind the campaign."
The West Midlands is home to more than 200,000 family businesses, accounting for almost two-thirds of the region's privately-owned firms, according to figures from FiB.
In addition, the report segments the market based on equipments which includes Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Focused Ion Beam Systems (FIB) and Dual Beam (FIB/SEM) Systems.
After the acquisition, FIB ranks third by assets, preceded by DSK Bank with BGN 8.9 B and Unicredit Bulbank with BGN 12.7 B.
* Additional Checkboxes Added to Additional Privileges: The FIB added checkboxes to help your client identify specific acts you may perform on their behalf.
The second most common fib is, "I haven't got any cash on me", when asked for money by beggars and Big Issue sellers.
Two-beam instruments that combine a focused ion beam (FIB) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) are routinely used for site-specific TEM sample preparation with high throughput and precision.
And remember the weapons of mass destruction supposedly held by Iraq and the imperative on which we went to war, how many lives has that little fib cost?
Abstract.--Densities of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) represented by total coliforms, E.