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Lie like a cheap rug

Posted by R. Berg on March 08, 2003

In Reply to: Lie like a cheap rug posted by Miri Barak on March 08, 2003

: The context is:
: "Women were handing out compliments like candy at a parade, but I took it witha grain of salt - I know women *lie like cheap rugs* when it comes to flattery.

: What is the exact meaning of this expression,is it - hypocrisy?
: Thank you
: Miri

"Lie like a cheap rug" is a cliché that simply means "lie readily"--tell untruths often and without good reason. It comes from a pun on the word "lie." A cheap rug is thin; it lies flat on the floor.