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barefaced liar

One who tells blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruths easily and with little or no attempt to disguise the lie. Everyone knows he is just a barefaced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: barefaced, liar

bald-faced liar

One who tells blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruths easily and with little or no attempt to disguise the lie. Everyone knows he is just a bald-faced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: liar

bold-faced liar

One who tells blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruths easily and with little or no attempt to disguise the lie. Everyone knows he is just a bold-faced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: liar

liar is not believed (even) when he tells the truth

Prov. If people think that you are a liar, they will not believe anything you say. As it turned out, Fred was right when he warned his friends that the police were planning to raid their party; but they paid no attention to him, since they knew him to be a liar, and a liar is not believed even when he tells the truth.
See also: believe, he, liar, not, tell, truth
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The human mind is complex and some liars are better than others, but if we can catch those tell tale signs we might just be able to catch a lie in progress.
She is the author of The Truth About Lies in the Workplace: How to Spot Liars and How to Deal with Them (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, June 2013).
What is more mystifying is the fact that liars and non-liars are of similar intelligence level - that is it's not a simple difference in intellectual ability.
For decades, psychologists have done laboratory experiments in an attempt to describe differences between the behavior of liars and of people telling the truth.
45pmThe true history of lies, written and presented by Martin Plimmer, who explains that you can't tell a liar by the length of their nose, posture or whether their eyes are too close together -they look just like you and me.
17) When liars attempt to fabricate an answer, their emphasis looks unnatural or is delayed; they rarely emphasize where appropriate, or they choose to do so only on unimportant matters.
We asked you to text in and tell us whether women are bigger liars than men.
1996) ("It is clearly not improper for either counsel in closing argument to characterize specific witnesses as liars, so long as counsel relates the argument solely to the testimony of the witnesses and evidence in the record.
There's a lot more respect for liars over there," he said.
The truth is, liars often provide a variety of verbal and nonverbal clues that signal their deception--and it's still hard to catch them at it.
Scott Fitzgerald, and Dostoyevsky are but a few of the great authors who have used lies and liars as keys to their writing.
They claim Ron Howard and Brian Glazer are real-life liars, liars who ripped them off.
NEW YORK -- Publisher Simon & Schuster today announces the release in all major bookstores of Richard Courtney's category-buster Buyers are Liars and Sellers are Too
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But we don't have to rely on the liars to tell us about their lies.