fib fib

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a trivial lie
  2. (v) tell a relatively insignificant lie

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Usage(s):

  1. Before women entered business and the professions in large numbers, they didn't feel as compelled to fib about their age by means of hair dye.
  2. There's an old South Carolina saying that goes like this some people would rather climb a tree to tell a fib than stand on the ground and tell the truth.
  3. That's why legitimate stories like McCain's Baghdad gaffe and Romney's hunting fib get pored over like the Kennedy assassination.

News

  1. 5 Lies That Stall Weight Loss

    We all fib a little, but telling your co-worker her new haircut looks great (when what you're really thinking is "oh my!") is pretty harmless. Lying to yourself about your own eating habits on the other hand, can wreak some real mental and physical havoc; and a new study shows it may be pretty common.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. US Dollar Technical Analysis: Trend Support at Risk Anew

    US Dollar Technical Analysis – Prices moved lower as exp e cted after putting in a Bearish Engulfing candlestick pattern. A mild recovery faltered at resistance marked by the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 10655. Sellers now challenge a key support cluster in the 10510-576 area, marked by a longer-term 38.2% Fib, the March 8 high, and a rising trend line set from mid-December 2012. A drop ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily FX

  3. Court records reveal cops’ suspicions about Josh Powell

    Court records reveal cops’ suspicions about Josh Powell by Brooke Adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 11, 2013 06:14PM MDT One thing became clear after Josh Powell’s first conversation with police: He was a liar. The first fib came moments after Powell drove up to his West Valley City home in the early evening of Dec. 7, 2009. A detective walked up to Powell’s blue minivan and asked why he ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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