feed a line

feed somebody a line

to tell someone something which may not be completely true, often as an excuse She fed me a line about not having budgeted for pay increases this year.
See feed to the lions
See also: feed, line

Common Names:

Adegoke-Western African, Yoruba
Nonus-Ancient Roman (Rare)
Seraphinus-Late Roman
EÓGan-Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology