December 12, 2006, 8:13am
In my first language, Russian, there is an idiom ‘to tell a lie
with blue eye(s)’ (= as a child, sincerely :))
I’d like to know an English equivalent (if any) – a verb (to tell a lie
this way) and a noun (a person who easily and normally does that. The word for a ‘blue-eyed liar’, I mean.)
December 12, 2006, 8:58am
Can’t honestly think of an alternative expression but I can suggest how we describe someone who could be lying but has an innocent expression on their face at the same time -
looking as if butter wouldn’t melt in their mouth.
December 12, 2006, 7:46pm
Thanks, Alan. Funny idiom, indeed.
By the way, one of my dictionary gave me
as a possible – slang! – word that seems to be close to what I want. snowshoe
Has anybody heard it being used in such a way?
Just to add the correspondent link for those who can read in Russian: snowshoe (slang)
December 12, 2006, 7:55pm
Sorry, snowshoe is Greek to me.
December 12, 2006, 8:11pm
I’ve never heard ‘snowshoe’ used that way either.
You can say ‘
to ’ however. That would involve a lot of insincere talk and flattery. snow somebody