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  • Bald-faced lie
  • Bare-faced lie
  • Breaking story
  • Can't make head or tail of it
  • Character driven fiction
  • Chase your own tail
  • Chasing tail ( of a man pursuing the female sex )
  • Cock and bull story ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Couldn't make head or tail of it
  • Cover story
  • Cut a long story short
  • Dead men tell no tales
  • End of story
  • Every picture tells a story ( Doanes Backache Kidney Pills advertising slogan )
  • Fact not fiction
  • Fairytale ending ( a happy simplistic ending to a story similar to those found in fairy tales )
  • Feed a dog its own tail
  • Fishy story
  • Get off my tail
  • Give the lie to
  • Got a tiger by the tail
  • Got his tail up
  • Grow a tail
  • He just wouldn't let it lie
  • Hips Don't Lie ( Shakira with Wyclef Jean song )
  • His Last Bow ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • I cannot tell a lie
  • I tell a lie
  • If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas
  • In two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • Inside story
  • It was the best of times: it was the worst of times ( the opening line of A Tale Of Two Cities )
  • L A Story ( Steve Martin movie )
  • Larry Legend ( Nickname of Larry Bird )
  • Let sleeping dogs lie
  • Lie back and think of England
  • Lie doggo
  • Lie down on the job
  • Lie down with dogs: get up with fleas
  • Lie fallow
  • Lie in
  • Lie in state
  • Lie in wait
  • Lie like a trooper
  • Lie low
  • Lie through his teeth
  • Little white lie
  • Live a lie
  • Live to tell the tale
  • Living legend
  • Long Tall Sally ( Little Richard song )
  • Love Story ( Ali MacGraw / Ryan O'Neal movie )
  • Love Story ( Taylor Swift song )
  • Love means never having to say you're sorry ( Love Story )
  • Love the Way You Lie ( Eminem with Rihanna song )
  • Make your bed and lie in it
  • My side of the story
  • Myth versus reality
  • Nail a lie
  • Never tell tales out of school
  • Nose to tail
  • Old wives' tale
  • One side of the story
  • Pin the tail on the donkey
  • Pulp Fiction ( Quentin Tarantino movie )
  • Rag, tag and bobtail
  • Same old story
  • See a pin and pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you'll have all day
  • Silver Blaze ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • Sit on someone's tail
  • Sob story
  • Someone ears are burning
  • Story of my life
  • Stranger than fiction
  • Swallows And Amazons ( children's adventure story by Arthur Ransome )
  • Tail between your legs
  • Tales of the unexpected
  • Tall dark and handsome
  • Tall in the saddle
  • Tall order
  • Tall task
  • Tattle tale
  • Tell tale sign
  • Tell tales out of school
  • The Adventure of Black Peter ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Abbey Grange ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Cardboard Box ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Creeping Man ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Crooked Man ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Dancing Men ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Devil's Foot ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Dying Detective ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Empty House ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Gloria Scott ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Illustrious Client ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Lion's Mane ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Naval Treaty ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Norwood Builder ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Priory School ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Red Circle ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Red-Headed League ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Reigate Squire ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Resident Patient ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Retired Colourman ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Second Stain ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Six Napoleons ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Three Gables ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Three Garridebs ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Three Students ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventure of the Yellow Face ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Final Problem ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Five Orange Pips ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told ( Charlton Heston movie )
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Invisible Man ( HG Wells story and later a film )
  • The Lord of the Rings ( J R R Tolkien story and Peter Jackson movie )
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales ( Oliver Sacks book )
  • The Man with the Twisted Lip ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Palm Beach Story ( Claudette Colbert movie )
  • The Philadelphia Story ( Cary Grant / Katharine Hepburn movie )
  • The Problem of Thor Bridge ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Scarlet Letter ( Nathaniel Hawthorne story )
  • The Sign of the Four ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Story Of Tracy Beaker ( children's story by Jacqueline Wilson )
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Valley of Fear ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Winters Tale
  • The camera doesn't lie
  • The lie of the land
  • The lion may lie down with the lamb, but the lamb won't get much sleep ( Woody Allen line )
  • The man, the myth, the legend
  • The old lie: Dulce et Decorum Est ( from a poem by Owen )
  • The one that got away
  • The tail wagging the dog
  • Thereby hangs a tale
  • To cut a long story short
  • To infinty and beyond ( line from the movie Toy Story )
  • To make a long story short
  • Too Tall ( Nickname of Ed Jones )
  • Top and tail
  • Toy Story ( Tom Hanks movie )
  • Truth is stranger than fiction
  • Two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • Urban myth
  • Walk tall
  • We really move our tail for you ( Continental Airlines advertising slogan )
  • West Side Story ( Leonard Bernstein musical and Natalie Wood movie )
  • What becomes a legend most? ( Blackglama Great Lakes Mink advertising slogan )
  • What's The Story Morning Glory? ( Oasis album )
  • Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away ( Robert Maynard Hutchins quotation )
  • Where the rubber meets the road ( where the important facts or realities lie )
  • With your tail between your legs
  • Yarn bombing ( Adorning street furntiure and buildings with knitted items as a form of graffiti )
  • You made your bed, now lie in it

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