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porkies

slang Lies. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "porkies" is short for "porky pies," which rhymes with "lies." Primarily heard in UK. Every politician tells porkies to get elected to office, don't they? I've had about enough of your porkies—just tell me the truth!
See also: porky
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Critique: Although quite readily enjoyed as a 'stand alone' action/adventure novel in its own right, "Porkies" will have special appeal for readers introduced to the distinctive storytelling style of author John Henry Bennett.
These work-related porkies are particularly enjoyable, especially the ones we weave after the boss has given us (using Army terminology) "an interview without coffee".
Apparently a lot of churchwardens and vicars tell porkies about their churches being locked.
Especially since the omission was an accusation that he'd been telling porkies with which he completely disagreed.
Whether they are little white lies or serious porkies, a huge 94 per cent of the 5,000 respondents confessed to telling fibs, with 48 per cent lying daily.
It's often nighttime when porkies wander around looking for food.
Synopsis: The third and final volume of author John Henry Bennett's trilogy, "Lies, Damn Lies" picks up from the end of "Porkies" with Harry Baxter, an MI6 officer, returning from Pakistan to Vauxhall Cross, London, MI6 HQ, for re-assignment in January 2007.
STUFFED Piglet with slot on top PORKIES? Pig is not all it seems
"They are friendly, porkies who love nothing more than grazing and sleeping.
Here are the porkies which nailed Hutchins as he tried to flog the overpriced alarms.
So, I hope the Parkhead punters who've been telling porkies realise they'll now be going to the big bad fire...
And one of his most notorious porkies was one where he claimed the IRA had travelled to Cambodia to train for a return to war.
Cash for Questions was bizarre enough - now we have Cash for Porkies, with the philandering MP for Beckenham taking thousands from a daily newspaper to tell his story.
LAST week I revealed VIP publisher Michael O'Doherty had been telling porkies, denying my exclusive he was pursuing Andrea Roche for an interview about her marriage break-up.
And as other MPs have found out, telling porkies to the polis can seriously damage your majority.