porky pies

• Rhyming Slang for 'lies'. Mostly shortened to 'porkies'. i.e. "You're tellin' porkies mate".

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  • porky-pie — n British a lie, an untruth. A piece of rhyming slang from London working class speech that surfaced suddenly in the playground and the media and became widely popular at the end of the 1970s. ► I think you ll be finding that William s been… …   Contemporary slang

  • porky — n British a lie, an untruth. A piece of rhyming slang from London working class speech that surfaced suddenly in the playground and the media and became widely popular at the end of the 1970s. ► I think you ll be finding that William s been… …   Contemporary slang

  • Porkies — More cockney rhyming slang. Short for porky pies , meaning pork pies . Rhymes with lies. My Mum always used to tell me I was telling porkies! And she was right! …   The American's guide to speaking British

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