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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

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

bald as a coot

Totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a coot.
See also: bald, coot

be as bald as a coot

To be totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's as bald as a coot.
See also: bald, coot

*bald as a coot

 and *bald as a baby's backside
completely bald. (*Also: as ~.) If Tom's hair keeps receding like that, he'll be bald as a coot by the time he's thirty. Fred: Now, I'll admit my hair is thinning a little on the top, butJane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
See also: bald, coot

as bald as a coot

completely bald.
The coot (Fulica atra) has a broad white shield extending up from the base of its bill. The history of the word bald is somewhat obscure, but analogies with other northern European languages suggest a connection with the idea of ‘having a white patch or streak’.
See also: bald, coot

(as) bald as a ˈcoot

having no hair on your head at all: Why did you buy him a hairbrush? He’s as bald as a coot!
A coot is a black bird with a white patch on its forehead that lives on or near water.
See also: bald, coot

bald-headed hermit

and bald-headed mouse and one-eyed pants mouse
n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) Somebody said something about the attack of the one-eyed pants mouse, and all the boys howled with laughter. Although “bald-headed hermit” gave her mental images of Ghandi on vacation, she soon figured out the riddle.

bald-headed mouse

See also: mouse
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Similarly, the 'Landarzt' is baldly declared to be an artist figure (by introducing the metaphor of 'the art of healing'), and the story to 'involve primarily the testing of art's validity'.
Thus baldly stated, the hero's ethos seems oversimple by the standards of a later age.
So baldly stated, it is easy to react almost viscerally--in one's "intellectual viscera," if such an organ can be imagined--to Patterson's thesis, and to reactively denounce the possibility of such a causal connection, of one of the noblest statements of individual right to the most ignoble state of personal rightlessness, impotence, social separation and dependence.
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Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy noted baldly that "European institutional arrangements for crisis prevention and crisis management are, to put it mildly, sub-optimal".
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Let's Impeach the President" says things no one in the political mainstream will say quite so baldly.
ADVENTUROUS nurse Fey Holtum will baldly go where she has never gone before when she has her head shaved to help pay for a visit to Kenya.
This picture's original caption baldly states: 'They stared in Walton'.
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Producers Arthur Smith and Kent Weed tip their hand early in terms of revealing the artificial conflict they're introducing to the proceedings - many of the contestants are baldly and proudly conservative and/or religious, so, naturally, their responses to their hosts' lifestyle choices will be somewhat confrontational.
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To put it baldly, we now have overpaid recruits and underpaid sergeants.