tell a fib

tell a fib наврать, нагородить

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • Fib — Fib, v. t. To tell a fib to. [R.] De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fib — ► NOUN ▪ a trivial lie. ► VERB (fibbed, fibbing) ▪ tell a fib. DERIVATIVES fibber noun. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete fible fable nonsense , a reduplication of FABLE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • tell lies — tell untruth, fib, speak lies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fib — n. to tell a fib * * * [fɪb] to tell a fib …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fib — [[t]fɪb[/t]] n. v. fibbed, fib•bing 1) a small or trivial lie 2) to tell a fib • Etymology: 1560–70; fibble fable nonsense fib′ber, fib′ster, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fib — I. /fɪb / (say fib) Colloquial –noun 1. a trivial falsehood. –verb (i) (fibbed, fibbing) 2. to tell a fib. {shortened form of fibble fable, reduplication of fable} II. /fɪb / (say fib) verb (t) (fibbed, fibbing) …   Australian English dictionary

  • fib — fib1 [fıb] n spoken [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from fable] a small unimportant lie →↑white lie ▪ He s been known to tell fibs . fib 2 fib2 past tense and past participle fibbed present participle fibbing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fib — 1. noun a) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential. Youve been telling fibs again, havent you? b) Short form of fibula. 2. verb To lie, especially more or less inconsequentially. Syn: tell a fib, tell …   Wiktionary

  • fib — fibber, fibster, n. /fib/, n., v., fibbed, fibbing. n. 1. a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood. v.i. 2. to tell a fib. [1560 70; short for fibble fable nonsense, gradational compound based on FABLE] Syn. 1. See falsehood. * * * …   Universalium

  • fib — I. noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from fable Date: 1611 a trivial or childish lie II. intransitive verb (fibbed; fibbing) Date: 1675 to tell a fib Synonyms: see lie • fibber noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fib — noun a trivial lie. verb (fibs, fibbing, fibbed) tell a fib. Derivatives fibber noun Origin C16: perh. a shortening of obs. fible fable nonsense , reduplication of fable …   English new terms dictionary

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