Crossing over the line to an outright lie can have devastating effects.
It was possible and a cautious man would not have given an outright lie to a simple question.
I'd told you an outright lie about Rose being my aunt.
You couldn't think of telling an outright lie to anyone.
After a second of thought, Jack tells him an outright lie.
Telling a partial truth is much harder than an outright lie.
He felt confirmed in his idea that the program was unable to give him any outright lie.
He weighed telling her the truth or an outright lie.
How can you still possible believe the outright lie, myth that the customer is king?
He considered an outright lie, hoping she would not insist on the message and make an issue of it.