ask me no questions and Ill tell you no lies

Ask me no questions and Ill tell you no lies is a way to say that if you dont ask me any questions, I wont be able to give you an untrue answer. This cliche originated in the 1700s by Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith who would say it often. It became an idiom used when people were blamed of lying, and their response would be that if you stopped asking questions, I wouldnt tell a lie.