Flashcards in 31.4 Truth and lies Deck (16):
sth that is _________________ is sth that you have done so often that you do it without thinking.
be/become second nature (to sb)
not be caught or punished for sth that you have done wrong.
Dt: mit etwas davonkommen
get away with sth
realize the truth about sth/sb.
Dt: jdn durchschauen
see through sth/sb
invent an explanation
Dt: Ausreden erfinden
make sth up
be in a situation in which you can be punished or criticized.
Dt: in Schwierigkeiten geraten
get into trouble
try to trick sb by giving them false information.
Dt: jemanden reinlegen
pull the wool over sb's eyes
tell sb a secret
Dt: jemandem etwas verraten
let on (to sb)
make sb make a mistake in order to prove that they are lying
Dt: jemanden aufs Glatteis führen
catch sb out
used to emphasize that you cannot believe what sb says.
Dt:jemandem kein Wort glauben
not believe a word
prevent people from discovering a mistake or sth bad.
Dt: etwas verschleiern
cover sth up
make sb believe sth that is not true.
syn: deceive sb.
Dt: jemanden hinters Licht führen
take sb in
admit that you have done sth wrong.
syn: confess (to sth).
Dt: etwas zugeben
own up (to sth)
avoid telling sb about sth
Dt: etwas fernhalten
keep sth from sb
let sb know a secret or surprise when you did not want or intend to let them know.
Dt: alles verraten
give the game away
force yourself to do sth that you do not want to do.
Dt: sich zu etwas motivieren
bring yourself to do sth