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feed sb a line

disapproving
to tell someone something that is not completely true, often as an excuse: She fed me a line about not having budgeted for pay increases this year.
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Translations of “feed sb a line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 以不實之詞欺騙(某人),向(某人)虛報情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以不实之词欺骗(某人),向(某人)虚报情况…
(Definition of feed sb a line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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