Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A statement that conveys only part of the truth, especially one used deliberately in order to deceive someone.
lie, falsehood, fib, fabrication, deception, made-up story, trumped-up story, invention, fiction, piece of fiction, falsification, falsity, cock and bull story, barefaced lieView synonyms
- ‘How could it have avoided becoming just another part of the whole elaborate web of half-truths, misinformation and spin?’
- ‘As we have come to suspect, it is partisan to the point of being littered with falsehoods, half-truths and unfair coloring of the events.’
- ‘Your crusade to unseat them by peddling exaggerations and half-truths lowers you to their level.’
- ‘If this does not happen, then the values and truths a writer seeks to convey remain half-truths and half lies.’
- ‘So they've swallowed whole a bunch of half-truths and falsehoods and, quite literally, built a federal case out of it.’
- ‘But the whole thing was such a cynical mix of half-truths, untruths and twisted logic that it ended up besting me.’
- ‘Can't we at least, somewhere in the midst of deception, half-truths and outright lies, catch an honest break?’
- ‘In reality, this means it combines actual events, half-truths and outright fiction.’
- ‘Here's a primer on the issues that will help sort through the truths, half-truths, and exaggerations in the coming debate.’
- ‘So he may be forced to tell misleading half-truths about ‘Barbara's’ performance.’
- ‘It's a struggle between the truth, the half-truth, and the downright lie; between the likely, through the merely possible, to the very far-fetched indeed.’
- ‘They spin stories based off of half-truths and cater to spiteful impulses.’
- ‘The probe had to look into a plethora of truths, half-truths, hearsay, gossip and rumours, the minister said.’
- ‘As she cuts through layers of truths and half-truths, the author reveals a cycle of pain and longing that spans three generations of women.’
- ‘No sooner had this farrago of half-truths and complete fiction been discredited then along came the second myth.’
- ‘There is more than one way not to tell the truth: half-truths, omissions and deliberate ambiguities can be just as effective as crude lies if the mission is to mislead.’
- ‘Stand-alone mothers have a habit of dominating their histories with dramatic inventions and embarrassing half-truths, so the truth was cloudy.’
- ‘So why is it that our stories are riddled with half-truths and part-truths and secrets and lies?’
- ‘If anyone is misleading the American public, it is you for presenting a series of half-truths as the whole truth.’
- ‘She has woven a web of lies, truths and half-truths.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.