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barefaced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. My opponent's assertion that I intend to raise the tax rates is baseless; it is nothing but a barefaced lie.
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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.
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barefaced lie

A shameless falsehood. For example, Bill could tell a barefaced lie with a straight face. The adjective barefaced means "beardless," and one theory is that in the 1500s this condition was considered brazen in all but the youngest males. By the late 1600s barefaced also meant "brazen" or "bold," the meaning alluded to in this phrase.
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Our hope is that through Barefaced & Beautiful, Without & Within, we will promote greater understanding that real beauty and self-esteem truly begins from within.
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It's barefaced cheek of Peter to claim only his party is committed to abolishing fees on a UK basis when his Scottish colleagues have introduced them after campaigning against them
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He dubbed rail privatisation 'one of the most blatant barefaced robberies ever perpetrated on the nation' by the Tories.
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While over half (55 percent) of the 1,907 gym-going women surveyed said they went completely barefaced at the gym, 11 percent said they were "occasional" makeup wearers at the gym, and 8 percent said that it depended on the situation, the New York Daily News reported.
IT'S time to tone down the make-up girls, as barefaced beauty is back in vogue.
I think the results have been good for us, and for a team bottom of the league to have such brazen, barefaced confidence that we can stay in the league, just shows you how close it is," he said.
This breach is a barefaced violation of Lebanon' s sovereignty, UNSC Resolution 1701, the international law, and the UN Charter.
Promises made by both of them in the run-up to the election, the subsequent hypocrisy and barefaced lies make me puke with despair and disgust.