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Choose the most appropriate option from A - D to complete the gap in the following sentence.
The high-profile witness has been discredited having been accused of being ______ with the truth in his testimony

Options

A) biological

B) geographical

C) circumventing

D) economical

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

To be economical with the truth means not telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. The statement is idiomatic or euphemistic.

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  • Circumventing is the correct answer. Circumventing means by avoiding or doing something mostly dishonestly. And also according to oau past question I bought the correct answer is circumventing. Please cross check

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  • To be economical with the truth means not telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. The statement is idiomatic or euphemistic.

  • Circumventing is correct ,,when you said "economical with" is correct ,do you see "with" in the sentence...Circumventing means "avoiding" which is best appropriate

  • D. economical should be the correct answer.
    The test here is on collocations, words that often occur together. The only option that can co-occur with 'with' is 'economical'. To be economical with the truth is an idiom which means to not say the total truth.