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white lie

noun [C]  /ˈhwɑɪt ˈlɑɪ, ˈwɑɪt/
a lie that is about a subject that is not very important, or one that is told to be polite or kind
Translations of “white lie”
in Chinese (Traditional) 善意的謊話, 無傷大雅的謊言…
in Russian невинная ложь…
in Turkish masum yalan, beyaz yalan, zararsız yalan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 善意的谎话, 无伤大雅的谎言…
in Polish niewinne kłamstewko…
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