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A cowardly lie told to cover up embarrassment.
Bubba: "Jake, what's this Justin Timberlake CD doin in yer pickup truck?"

Jake: "Uh, what, CD. Oh, that there, uh, must be my wife's CD."

Bubba: "Your wife likes country! Quit telling yellow lies and just admit you like listening to that pretty boy!"
by flacker November 01, 2006

Words related to yellow lie

cowardly embarrassment lie sheepish behavior white lie