Famous Sayings: #98 — ‘White Lie’

January 27, 2018

I just told you a teensy weensy, little white lie. I didn’t mean any harm.

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I need to do a little catching up here, so this will be the first of two Famous Sayings posts in two days. Tomorrow’s post is big in terms of the amount of research involved, because it covers a lot of ground. So I’d thought I make things a little easier for myself by choosing a phrase that was much easier to do.

Now, most people understand what a white lie is, but do we know how the phrase came about? In my search, I came across a quick answer as to the origins of the phrase and I was able to learn some other things, as well. But let’s talk about the meaning anyway.

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