to lie like a dog

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - lie like a dog

"to lie like a dog"

to lie outrageously, boldly or brazenly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - lie like a dog

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  You are not even half finished the report. Why did you lie like a dog to the boss and tell him that it was finished?

Colleague 2:  I didn't want to get into trouble.

Colleague 1:  And what happens tomorrow when the boss expects the report and it is not ready?

Colleague 2:  I will work all night and get it ready.

Colleague 1:  And even if you can finish the report by tomorrow, do you not think that the boss will recognize a rush job and know that you had been brazenly lying?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - lie like a dog

A couple are talking ...

Girlfriend:  I thought you told me that you were too busy to see me over the weekend?

Boyfriend:  I was. I stayed home and worked all weekend.

Girlfriend:  Then why did Gina see you at the bar Saturday night?

Boyfriend:  She is lying like a dog. I absolutely did not go out Saturday night.

Girlfriend:  Why would Gina lie like that? Maybe you are lying to me.

Boyfriend:  I have no idea why Gina would tell such an egregious lie but I can guarantee that I worked all weekend. I can even show you my work.

to lie like a dog - Usage:


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to lie like a dog - Gerund Form:

Lying like a dog to save his job, he told the boss that the report was finished when actually he had not even started it.

to lie like a dog - Examples:

1)  The militants are lying like a dog when they claim such radical social engineering changes will impact no one.

2)  You grow up and discover your parents were lying like a dog about the tooth fairy; the Easter Bunny was a canard; and Santa was ...

3)  Who do we trust when we know they are lying like a dog about the financial bubble they ALLOWED to happen.

4)  I'm going to say this can't be done without him lying like a dog. There is no additional money ANYWHERE.

5)  ... was just dead wrong. At worst, he was lying like a dog and he knew it.

6)  Either that, or he's making it all up, lying like a dog and using a team of researchers coupled with a talent for cold reading to dupe ...

7)  ... at which point the developers and manufacturers can either lie like a dog and pretend that their older devices can cope, or they can make sensible cut-off ...

8)  Doctors will lie like a dog in order to pass the blame onto an RN.

9)  ... but can you still respect people who is down right dishonest and lie like a dog?

10)  ... as he lied like a dog and told a story that his last scripts had been lost in a natural disaster.

11)  ... lied like a dog, in the face of such overwhelming evidence to the contrary, ...

12)  When Bill Clinton was caught in a sex scandal, he lied like a dog until they came up with the DNA.

13)  The fact their "expert witness" lied like a dog, lied in their witness statement and got their facts wrong didn't help their ...

14)  How they lied. People, who should be trusted, lied like a dog. Yesterday the vindication began with an apology from ...

15)  To get their commissions they lied like a dog and told the desperate Irish they would have houses to live in, seed to ...

16)  This cheat acted as a hardened criminal and continued to lie like a dog even during the hearings.

17)  ... or lie like a dog and hope not to get caught... just remember a lie can always come back ...

18)  ... taught me lots of stuff, how to be cunning, how to lie like a dog and beat any polygraph test, ...

19)  ... what's more important-owning up and admitting you were wrong, or lying like a dog in order to save a few quid?

20)  ... where he lies like a dog and embarrass himself and all of his disciples.