The British Idiom – White lie
Definition of White lie
A white lie is a small, unimportant untruth that is used for diplomatic or well-intentioned purposes, not to maliciously deceive as is the case with an ordinary lie.
Examples of Usage of White lie
When she asked me, “does my bum look big in this?”, I naturally told a little white lie, and said, “Of course not, Darling.” Sometimes doctors feel obliged to tell white lies to patient’s relatives to spare them undue anguish.
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