feed sb a line Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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feed sb a line

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