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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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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
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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?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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FIBS was established in accordance with Temporary Order No (9) dated 4 April 1977.
The FIB technology at AIMLab uses a focused beam of gallium or other ion (like xenon).
"A FIB is very much like a Swiss Army knife," he said.
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?
Several TEM sample prep techniques using FIB technology, such as pre-thinning and lift-out techniques (illustrated above), have further improved the accuracy of the defect review process.
FIB systems operate in a way similar to scanning electron microscopes (SEM), using a focused beam of ions instead of electrons operating at low beam currents for imaging applications.
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Another reported fib claimed: "Daddy is related to all policemen, so you have to be good wherever you go."
"Financial fibs can quickly build to become damaging lies that impact on relationships, morale and security
Meanwhile, 21 per cent of blokes said they fib to the missus about how much they have had to drink on a night out.
FIB: "The SNP will respond - with fact, with constructive argument and with a determination to be heard." Alex Salmond, Strathclyde University speech, Thursday.
Scientists from Honda Research have collaborated with researchers from the California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to develop a more temperature-stable fluoride-ion battery (FIB) technology.