tissue of lies

tissue of lies

A number of false statements made to deliberately hide the truth. After the human resources manager performed a background check on the new applicant, she realized his resume was a tissue of lies.
See also: lie, of, tissue
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a ˌtissue of ˈlies

(literary) a story, an excuse, etc. that is full of lies: This official report on the nuclear energy industry is a tissue of lies.
See also: lie, of, tissue
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pack of lies, a

An elaborate fabrication. This phrase uses pack in the sense of a large collection of abstract objects, and, as it has been since Shakespeare’s time, in a disparaging sense. Thomas Jefferson used it in a letter of 1763: “Would you rather that I should write you a pack of lies?” A closely related expression is a tissue of lies. It uses tissue in the figurative sense of a woven fabric—that is, an intricate intertwining of separate elements, similarly abstract.
See also: of, pack
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But it was a tissue of lies. Khan was convicted of two counts of money laundering and sentenced to 22 months in prison.
Yes we had an advisory vote 2 years and 9 months ago but since then it's increasingly obvious we were offered a tissue of lies and promises that were not possible.
It was a tissue of lies, mainly from the Leave camp.
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Many officers have expressed frustration and anger over what has taken place--not to challenge national-security policy, which they leave up to the politicians, but because they are perceiving a tissue of lies, as in Iraq.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: "The economic case for independence two years ago was a tissue of lies.
CAMERON'S New Year speech is a tissue of lies and deceit in that it has long been his policy to use economically illiterate "austerity" to oblige the poorest to pay for the bank bailout which itself was a consequence of that same neoliberalism and deregulation welcomed by the Tories though pursued by Blair and Brown.
She added: "What you did after her killing, including telling the police a tissue of lies - some of which went into the public domain - would I have no doubt caused the family increased distress."
William Clark: "I believe that prohibition of marijuana is a premise built on a tissue of lies: concern for public safety.
But yesterday, at Teesside Crown Court, he admitted robbery and to telling a "tissue of lies" to save his own skin - but denied using the kitchen knife to join in the cutting of his 63-year-old victim.
Last week Tymoshenko lost her appeal against conviction on charges connected to her signing of a Russian gas contract, which she claims are a tissue of lies inspired by Yanukovych, the man she helped remove from power in 2004, but who returned to defeat her in the 2010 presidential election, the report added.
Aware that her perception of the world isn't reality, Joana must see through the tissue of lies to discover who - if anyone - she can genuinely trust.
A PLANNING application that led to the creation of a caravan park in the Brecon Beacons was a "tissue of lies", the High Court heard yesterday.