spin (one) a line(redirected from spins them a line)
spin (one) a line
To tell a lie or only part of the truth in order to convince someone of something or to avoid the consequences of something. Don't you dare spin me a line about being at the library. I want to know exactly where you were tonight. I can't believe you wrecked your grandfather's prized truck. That's enough to make him spin in his grave!