What is the collective noun for lies?

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Nov 13, 2016

One popular and evocative example is probably "web of lies"


There seem to be several popular collective nouns for "lies", suitable for different circumstances...

"Web of lies" provides a picture of lies strung together for the purpose of entrapment.

"Tapestry of lies" also captures the idea that lies are woven together with one another in order to make a whole picture and give more apparent substance.

"Tissue of lies" is used in the context of denouncing a set of statements, suggesting that though they are woven together as one, they are weak.

"Pack of lies" is also a commonly used expression.

This question seems to be ripe territory for satire too. How about: "Parliament of lies" or "Congress of lies" ?