lie noun

ADJ. big, monstrous, (whopping) great He told a whopping great lie! | little | complete, downright, outright That's a downright lie! | white A little white lie is surely excusable. | deliberate | barefaced, blatant, obvious, transparent | elaborate a web of elaborate lies

VERB + LIE tell (sb) | believe, swallow How could she swallow such a blatant lie? | live He lived a lie for thirty years, pretending to be the faithful husband of two different women living in two different towns.

LIE + NOUN detector

PHRASES a pack/tissue/web of lies