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A lie has no legs

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

Idiomatic translations of "A lie has no legs"

Croatian
U laži su kratke noge
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What is done by night, appears by day
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Truth will out
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German
Lügen haben kurze Beine
Italian
Le bugie hanno le gambe corte
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Portuguese
Mentira tem perna curta
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Russian
Всё тайное становится явным
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Spanish
La mentira tiene patas cortas
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Swedish
Det som göms i snö kommer upp i tö
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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 Maryanchy on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 18:14
Explained by Maryanchy
Turkish

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

Explained by antique on Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:45
Explained by antique

"A lie has no legs" in lyrics

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?