I don’t ask very many people direct questions anymore, however when I do, I listen carefully to the answer they give.
The lie people tell is that they never lied. They just avoid the question.
An example: “Did you give my number to person X?”
“I haven’t texted person X in years.”
It sounds like an answer and later they will say smiling, “I never lied.”
Later they will ask after no contact with me, “Have I done something wrong?”
“You? No never…”