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big lie

 
pronunciation:
bIg laI
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a gross falsity, distortion, or misrepresentation that becomes widely accepted through constant repetition and elaboration (usu. prec. by "the").
The big lie is what got the referendum passed by the public.
definition 2: the use of such a tactic in political propaganda (usu. prec. by "the").
His election was secured through the big lie.