a tissue of lies

a story that is just a series of lies

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  • (a) tissue of lies — a tissue of lies phrase a story that is just a series of lies Thesaurus: liessynonym Main entry: tissue * * * a ˌtissue of ˈlies idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • a tissue of lies — chiefly Brit : a story or report that is completely false : a story that is full of lies The article was nothing but a tissue of lies. • • • Main Entry: ↑tissue …   Useful english dictionary

  • tissue — [tish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [, tis′yo͞o] n. [ME tissu, rich cloth < OFr < pp. of tistre, to weave < L texere, to weave: see TEXT] 1. cloth; esp., light, thin cloth, as gauze 2. an interwoven or intricate mass or series; mesh; network; web… …   English World dictionary

  • tissue — ► NOUN 1) any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products. 2) tissue paper. 3) a piece of absorbent paper used as a disposable handkerchief. 4) delicate gauzy fabric.… …   English terms dictionary

  • tissue — n. structural material 1) cellular; conjunctival; connective; fatty; granulation; muscular; scar tissue soft paper 2) cleansing; toilet tissue misc. 3) a tissue of lies * * * [ tɪʃuː] conjunctival connective fatty granulation muscular scar tissue …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tissue — tis|sue [ tıʃu ] noun ** 1. ) count a piece of soft thin paper used especially for wiping your nose: a box of tissues a ) tissue or tissue paper uncount a type of very thin paper used for wrapping or protecting things 2. ) uncount the substance… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tissue */*/ — UK [ˈtɪʃuː] / UK [ˈtɪsjuː] noun Word forms tissue : singular tissue plural tissues 1) [uncountable] the substance that animal and plant cells are made of muscle/nerve/scar tissue 2) tissue or tissue paper [uncountable] a type of very thin paper… …   English dictionary

  • tissue — n. 1 any of the coherent collections of specialized cells of which animals or plants are made (muscular tissue; nervous tissue). 2 = tissue paper. 3 a disposable piece of thin soft absorbent paper for wiping, drying, etc. 4 fine woven esp. gauzy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tissue — /ˈtɪʃu / (say tishooh) noun 1. Biology a. the substance of which an organism or part is composed. b. an aggregate of cells and cell products forming a definite kind of structural material in an animal or plant: muscular tissue. 2. a woven fabric …   Australian English dictionary

  • tissue — noun Etymology: Middle English tysshewe, tyssew, a rich fabric, from Anglo French tissue, from past participle of tistre to weave, from Latin texere more at technical Date: 1563 1. a. a fine lightweight often sheer fabric b. mesh, network, web <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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