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English definition of “live a lie”

live a lie

to live in a way that is dishonest because you are pretending to be something that you are not, to yourself or to other people: She doesn't know you're married? You have to stop living a lie and tell her.Faking and pretendingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of live a lie from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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