One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the film was inspired by a fairy tale’
fairy story, folk tale, folk story, traditional story, myth, legend, romance, fantasy, fable, fiction
2‘she accused him of telling fairy tales’
lie, white lie, fib, half-truth, untruth, falsity, falsehood, story, tall story, fairy story, tall tale, made-up story, trumped-up story, fake news, fabrication, invention, piece of fiction, falsification, alternative fact
whopper, cock and bull story, angler's tale
British porky, porky pie, pork pie
humorous terminological inexactitude
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