So you are looking for the "white lie, or fib" loophole?
I can usually spot a lie, but if it's a good friend that is lying to me, that really hurts.
A lie told too avoid hurting someone often backfires
Selective honesty might be... There has got to be a loophole around honesty. Cause. It's. Not. Always. The. Best. Policy.
It's close, though.