Meaning of “white lie” in the English Dictionary

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"white lie" in British English

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white lienoun [ C ]

uk /ˌwaɪt ˈlaɪ/ us /ˌwaɪt ˈlaɪ/

a lie that is told in order to be polite or to stop someone from being upset by the truth

(Definition of “white lie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"white lie" in American English

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white lienoun [ 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

(Definition of “white lie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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