put the lie to (something)

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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