“It’s not a black-and-white issue. Normally lying is wrong, of course, but in this situation it’s kind of a gray area.” 「白黒つけられません。もちろん嘘は良くないがこの場合はグレー



It’s usually easy to tell black from white. We say something that’s easy to judge is black-and-white. If it’s hard to judge, though, it may be a shade of gray. For example, it’s easy to say that it’s wrong to steal your neighbor’s new bicycle because you want it for yourself. But if you steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving family, that’s more of a gray area.