lie through (one's) teeth

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lie through (one's) teeth

To lie brazenly and unabashedly. Stop lying through your teeth—we have evidence that you were here the night of the crime.
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lie through one's teeth

Fig. to lie boldly. I knew she was lying through her teeth, but I didn't want to say so just then. If John denies it he's lying through his teeth, because I saw him do it.
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lie through one's teeth

Also, lie in one's teeth. Utter outrageous falsehoods, as in He was lying through his teeth when he said he'd never seen her before; they've known each other for years . This expression presumably alludes to a particular facial grimace one assumes when lying. [c. 1300]
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lie through your teeth

If someone lies through their teeth, they tell obvious lies and do not seem to be embarrassed about this. We ought to be mad that public officials lie through their teeth. `We were on vacation in Barbados a few years ago and we met Brad Pitt in a bar,' says Phil, lying through his teeth. Note: In British English, you can also say that someone lies in their teeth. I should have known he was lying in his teeth when he said he would pay more than we were owed.
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lie through your teeth (or in your throat)

tell an outright lie without remorse. informal
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lie through your ˈteeth

(informal) tell very obvious lies without being embarrassed: The witness was clearly lying through his teeth.
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lie through (one's) teeth

To lie outrageously or brazenly.
See also: lie, teeth, through