Crossword Genius

Not standing for being dishonest (5)


I believe the answer is:


I believe this clue is a double definition.

'not standing' is the first definition.
('lie' is the opposite to 'stand')

'being dishonest' is the second definition.
('lying' can be a synonym of 'dishonest')

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for lying that I've seen before include "Telling fibs" , "Not being disturbed" , "Perjury" , "Untruthful - in bed?" , "Saying what is 23" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Daily Express.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app