speak with a forked tongue

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speak with a forked tongue

  1. (idiomatic) To speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.
    • 2008 March 26, "Let a real "probe" begin," Sandusky Register online (retrieved 26 Mar 2008):
      He's spoken with a forked tongue to reporters, and his explanations for launching a probe don't pass the plausibility and credibility tests.
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