pack of lies


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pack of lies

A number of false statements made to deliberately hide the truth. After the human resources manager performed a background check on the new applicant, she realized his resume was a pack of lies. I didn't do anything they said I did. It's all a pack of lies!
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pack of lies

a series of lies. The thief told a pack of lies to cover up the crime. John listened to Bill's pack of lies about the fight and became very angry.
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a ˌpack of ˈlies

(informal) a lot of lies told at the same time: The police discovered that her story was a pack of lies.He told me a pack of lies when I asked him about previous jobs.
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pack of lies

n. a whole collection or series of lies. I’ve heard you talk about this before, and it’s all a pack of lies.
See also: lie, of, pack

pack of lies, a

An elaborate fabrication. This phrase uses pack in the sense of a large collection of abstract objects, and, as it has been since Shakespeare’s time, in a disparaging sense. Thomas Jefferson used it in a letter of 1763: “Would you rather that I should write you a pack of lies?” A closely related expression is a tissue of lies. It uses tissue in the figurative sense of a woven fabric—that is, an intricate intertwining of separate elements, similarly abstract.
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Pakistani military rebuts BBC report as 'pack of lies'
News story published by BBC on 2nd June 2019, titled 'Uncovering Pakistan's Secret Human Rights Abuses' is pack of lies and in violation of journalistic ethos.
ISLAMABAD -- The spokesperson for former interior minister and disgruntled leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday declared PTI leader Sarwar Khan's allegations against him as baseless and a pack of lies.
She said: "My mum who is 87 had a quantity of money stolen from her by three evil men who told her a pack of lies about her roof needing work.
6 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday poked fun at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and said that latter and his party produce new pack of lies wherever they go.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has termed Shehbaz Sharif statement regarding Chiniot mines leasing out as the Chief Minister as pack of lies which he had given while addressing a press conference after appearing before the NAB.
PROSECUTOR James Bide-Thomas accused O'Connor of telling a "pack of lies" about a drug deal.
They promised that the law on Albanian language promotion will be up for voting in Assembly before the Government is adopted, but the pre-electoral promises turned out to be just a pack of lies. Pretty bad!--wrote journalist Rijad Murati commenting the news: the "Albanian platform" is buried, even its last standing issue regarding the Albanian language.
GRAHAM Norton has said he feels sorry for UK voters who "bought a pack of lies" about Brexit.
Dorothy Bain QC accused him of misleading medics and telling a "pack of lies" on job and DVLA forms.
Dorothy Bain QC, representing the family of Jacqueline Morton, accused him of telling a "pack of lies" on job application and DVLA forms in order to keep his HGV licence.
Richardson denied all of the allegations against her as "a pack of lies", "nonsense" and "rubbish" made up by her accuser.
| The cast of Pack of Lies: Hali-|fax Thespians performing the suburban spy drama, from left: Penny Wadsworth, Ian Byfield and Melanie Duff
Judge Stuart Rafferty QC told Ali: "It is perfectly plain you told this lady a pack of lies about yourself from start to finish.
Her employers called police after she failed to turn up for work but she told them "a pack of lies", saying she had been assaulted in the street.