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bald-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise his or her 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

 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

be as bald as a coot

  (humorous)
to be completely bald (= having no hair on your head)
Usage notes: A coot is a small, dark grey bird with a circle of white feathers on its head.
Then he took off his hat and he was as bald as a coot.
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

verb
See also: mouse
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The only long-term cure for baldness is a hair transplant.
Dr Ghanem says that, in order to avoid baldness, people should only wash their hair once or twice a week, while women should use head covers made of cotton, not synthetic materials.
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Senior cardiac nurse Doireann Maddock said: "A lot more research is needed to confirm a link between baldness and heart disease.
In the study, nurses and laboratory technicians noted the quantity of gray hair, prominence of wrinkles, the type and extent of baldness, the presence of earlobe crease and eyelid deposits.
Hair growth in mice that lack the receptor wasn't inhibited by prostaglandin D2, suggesting that drugs that block GPR44 might help treat baldness, the researchers say.
Drugs that block activity of the protein could provide effective treatments for male pattern baldness.
Newspapers are full of news about Wayne Rooney's baldness and his attempts to conceal it.
MORE men than ever are tearing their hair out about hair loss with sales of baldness "cures" doubling.
80% of people worldwide suffer from baldness and Berlin Technical University Professor Roland Lauster believes his work with stem cells could treat baldness and claims his treatment could be available in as little as five years.
This typical male-pattern hair loss runs in families, and with time may continue to progress to complete baldness.
In fact, male-pattern baldness is a condition that affects two out of three men in the UK, with research finding that one out of those three will be bald by the age of 45.
A The onset of thinning hair as a prelude to baldness can be a frustrating, sometimes devastating and embarrassing issue for men to deal with, James.
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