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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!
See also: lie, of, pack
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: lie, of, pack
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: lie, of, pack
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: of, pack
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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