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I tell a lie

mainly UK
something you say when you have just said something wrong and want to correct it: Her name is Paula, no, I tell a lie (= I'm wrong) - it's Pauline.
(Definition of I tell a lie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “I tell a lie”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于纠正刚刚说过的话)我说错了…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於糾正剛剛說過的話)我說錯了…
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