British informal Describe something in an exaggerated or untruthful way: he never shot a line about his escapades
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- I suppose it is possible that he was ‘shooting a line’ to the Manager which was then recorded.
- I said, "You no doubt have done your bit in the Home Guard but it was a good job that you had blokes like us to win the war for you." I was certainly shooting a line.
- My kids think that I am shooting a line when I say what a great time I had.
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