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

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

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

get yourself into/out of a situation by telling lies: I lied my way into the concert by claiming to be a journalist.You can’t lie your way out of it this time, I’m afraid.
See also: lie, of, out, something, way
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