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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
slang Lies. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "pies" rhymes with "lies." Primarily heard in UK. Every politician tells porky pies to get elected to office, don't they? I've had about enough of your porky pies—just tell me the truth!
To tell a lie or say something that is not entirely true. Primarily heard in UK. The government's clearly been telling porkies about who these tax cuts are going to benefit! I admit I've told porkies on more than one job application.
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tell ˈporkies(British English, informal, humorous) (usually used in progressive tenses) say something that is not true: Can this be true, or is somebody telling porkies?In rhyming slang, porky-pies means ‘lies’.
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mod. fat; obese; pig-like. You are beginning to look a little porky.
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