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COCK-AND-BULL STORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cock-and-bull story mean? 

COCK-AND-BULL STORY (noun)
  The noun COCK-AND-BULL STORY has 1 sense:

1. an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse

  Familiarity information: COCK-AND-BULL STORY used as a noun is very rare.


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COCK-AND-BULL STORY (noun)


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Meaning:

An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cock-and-bull story; fairy story; fairy tale; fairytale; song and dance

Hypernyms ("cock-and-bull story" is a kind of...):

fib; story; tale; taradiddle; tarradiddle (a trivial lie)


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