How could they have gotten away with that? People reveal the dumbest white lies they’ve ever told

We’ve all been guilty of telling a fib or two but some people don’t know how to make a lie sound plausible.

Twitter user,@elizaskinner, asked fellow users what was the dumbest lie that they've ever told and the results proved hilarious.

Here are some of the best.

Parents used unique ways of telling the truth to us as children.

Others just really wanted to follow the latest fashion trend.

Some lies got out way out of hand.

Sometimes we just wanted to make our lives sound more interesting.

When it came to young love we were willing to do whatever it takes.

In truth, we only told these little lies because we thought it was the right thing to do.

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