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Definition of white lie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

white lie

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌwaɪt ˈlaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwaɪt ˈlaɪ//
 
 
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a harmless or small lie, especially one that you tell to avoid hurting somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: white lie