A harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings.
More example sentences
- But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero.
- But still, I understand the little white lies are usually harmless and many people tell them.
- Research revealed that untruths range from little white lies to huge whoppers aimed purely at personal gain.
Definition of white lie in:
- The British & World English dictionary