put the lie to


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put the lie to (something)

To refute or counter something; to show something to be incorrect or false. Her dejected demeanor put the lie to her statement that she was doing great. I have evidence putting lie to the president's claims that he never violated the tax code as a private citizen.
See also: lie, put

put the lie to

To show to be false or inaccurate.
See also: lie, put
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Contractual covenants and secret reimbursement pacts (see Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Health and BCBS) put the lie to those two notions.
Several incidents put the lie to the tired claim, brandished by hordes of pro-Israeli spin-doctors in America, that the Palestinian issue is a sideshow that can only be addressed when the broader Middle East has been 'fixed'&
The financial crisis has put the lie to that notion.
In an instant, he put the lie to years of discussions about federal-provincial fiscal relations.
The Walter Reed revelations once again put the lie to the president's claim that everything is being done to support America's troops.
With this innovation and productivity growth, the United States has put the lie to those ongoing forecasts of unemployment and poverty.
This wonderful dinner was also presented as a wine dinner, with a representative from a local wine distributor on hand to present a broad sampling of Robert Mondavi wines that the attendees were told: "Would put the lie to the misconception that you can't pair wine with hot, spicy Asian cuisine.
If the Administration chooses this course, it will put the lie to its rhetoric about bringing democracy to the region.
He and others put the lie to the standard Zionist cry that any criticism of Israel is anti-semitic, a claim that insults all those Jewish people who reject the likes of Ariel Sharon acting in their name.
Indeed, their policies give enormous scandal and put the lie to their putative claim to be Catholics.
For all the downtown power structure's boasting about its political clout and how secession threatens the city's well-being, the facts put the lie to the claim.
But Gass's meditations on the nature of literary creation reveal a highly complex--and subtly instructive--awareness of writing's capacity for social use and abuse, and his topical sermons put the lie to the fear that such a complex awareness cripples political and ethical judgment.
Enlightenment producer Adrian Tayler, who has been making multimedia for 15 years and collected the prize at a ceremony in Brighton, said: "It was good to put the lie to the industry belief that multimedia has to be expensive - it doesn't.
Debt-laden Swissair Group, weakened by a disastrous foreign expansion strategy that put the lie to Swiss managers' reputation as some of the world's shrewdest executives, grounded its entire fleet for a second day.