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big lie a gross falsity, distortion, or misrepresentation that becomes widely accepted through constant repetition and elaboration (usu. prec. by the). [2 definitions]
lie detector an instrument that tracks a person's vital signs and records changes in them as a measure of the truthfulness of the subject's statements while being tested; polygraph.
lie down to put yourself into a flat, resting position.
lie in state of a corpse, to be exhibited in public prior to burial so that others may pay their respects.
lie in wait to wait for a chance to make a surprise attack.
white lie a small or harmless lie, often told to spare someone's feelings; well-intentioned fib.