bald-faced lie

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bald-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. Our son tells us nothing but bald-faced lies when we ask him where he goes at night.
See also: lie
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Six years ago on ``60 Minutes,'' he told us on camera that he had worked out his previous infidelities, and we now know this was a baldfaced lie.
The slickness and pervasiveness of the campaign conceals one flaw: The message - that all drug use leads to disaster - is a baldfaced lie.
The soldier Limbaugh was talking about was kicked out of basic training, made up medals and service in Iraq, and told baldfaced lies about our troops committing atrocities.
As the article points out, reasons given for toppling Saddam--to eliminate WMDs, establish democracy, or counter terrorism--were baldfaced lies.
Clinton has already admitted telling baldfaced lies during the Paula Jones case.