A lie has no legs

Submitted by Maryanchy on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 18:14

Idiomatic translations of "A lie has no legs"

Armenian
Արևն ամպի տակ չի մնա։
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Bosnian
Lažov treba imati dobro pamćenje
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Croatian
U laži su kratke noge
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Dutch
Een leugenaar moet een goed geheugen hebben
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What is done by night, appears by day
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Baffle them with your bullshit
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You won't get far by lying.
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Truth will out
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A liar should have a good memory
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French
A beau mentir qui vient de loin
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French
Il faut bonne mémoire après qu'on a menti
German
Lügen haben kurze Beine
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Italian
Le bugie hanno le gambe corte
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Persian
ماه پشت ابر نمی‌مونه
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Portuguese
Mentira tem perna curta
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Russian
Тому лгать легко, кто был далеко
Russian
Всё тайное становится явным
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Spanish
La mentira tiene patas cortas
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Spanish
al final todo se sabe
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Swedish
Det som göms i snö kommer upp i tö
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Turkish
yalancinin mumu yatsiya kadar yanar
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Meanings of "A lie has no legs"

English

A lie has no legs. Because a lie has nothing to support it ("no legs" to stand on), it is unsustainable and can be easily recognized and dismissed as a lie.
For example - A: "I'm really worried that this rumor about me is going to reach the whole school." B: "No way—a lie has no legs, so the truth will definitely prevail."

Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 18:14
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Turkish

Bir yalanın ayakları yoktur. Çünkü bir yalanın onu destekleyecek hiçbir şeyi yoktur. Yalan sürdürülemez ve kolayca fark edilebilir.

Explained by Guest on Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:45
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"A lie has no legs" in lyrics

Mezarkabul - Rampart

Too much of a load to bear
A lie has no legs to stand
Hard to hold the rocky walls

Harlej - Why I Have Feeling, That

When I want good leaves I have to well muck
The best is connect pleasant with useful
A lie has no legs but can move for long distance.
I know that everything, but why I know it?