The OnePoll survey for 888poker discovered that 80% of people are willing to tell a fib now and again, whether for a good cause or just to take an extra day off work.
Here are the most common fibs people use
* "I'm on my way!" - More than 62% of people admitted to saying they were somewhere they weren’t.
* "I got stuck in traffic!" - 53% of respondents used busy roads and transport as their excuse for being late.
* “I like your outfit!” – Protecting feelings, or protecting themselves? Either was, 53% of people copped to telling this white lie.
* "It was on sale!" - Although more popular amongst women, almost 45% of people told the occasional fib about how much they were spending.
* “I’m ill!” - 44% of people said they’ll occasionally pull a sickie to get off work.
* “My phone ran out of battery!” - 41% of respondents dodged a conversation by blaming their technology.
* "I only had one drink!" – 36% of respondents said they’d understated how much they’d put away.
* “I didn’t have any signal!” - 44% of people just didn’t want to pick up the phone.
35% of people said they had lied about spending time with loved ones while 32% of respondents admitted to "boosting" their CV a little bit.
84% of women said they believed it was OK to tell the occasional white lie, compared to 77% of men.
* 20% of respondents would stick to their lie if they were caught out.
* 42% of women have lied about their diets – a moment on the lips…
* 32% of people have fibbed on their CV – but the other 68% might be lying.
* 55% of women have lied about the price of a purchase, compared to only 33% of men