white lie = something that is not true and not very important.
When you tell a white lie, you say something that is not true because you want to be nice.
Telling the truth might make another person sad or unhappy. A white lie is when you tell an untruth about something small and not very important.
Susan: Did you see Samantha’s new dress?
Chelsea: Yes, I told her that I liked it, but it was very ugly.
Susan: Why did you say you liked it? That wasn’t true.
Chelsea: It was just a white lie. She was happy and I didn’t want to make her sad.
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