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We’ve all told a white lie or two every so often to get something we wanted… but these confessions stretch the truth to breaking point.
Writer Nicole Cliffe kicked off the conversation on Twitter, admitting she had lied to her husband Steve so that he would allow her to move in to his house.
She said: “I lied and said I was getting evicted and needed a place to live when in fact I just wanted to move in.”
Cliffe then encouraged social media users to confess the most “over-the-top” lies that helped them get something they wanted, and Twitter did not disappoint.
Here are some of the most outrageous and hilarious lies people have told – and mostly got away with – for their own personal gain.
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