bold-faced lie

bold-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise his or her mendacity. Sir, I have never done these things of which you accuse me; they are bold-faced lies, and nothing more.
See also: lie
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Cochran called Toobin's assertion an ``unmitigated, bold-faced lie.
For Dull's convenience, we've included the plain truth and the bold-faced lie.
There is no explanation for such a bold-faced lie other than in furtherance of continuing vindictive efforts by this agency to punish AK Steel and wrongly besmirch its reputation.
really anyone who is guilty of telling a bold-faced lie.
Even for our mayor, that has to rank near the top spot for the most self-serving, egotistic, bold-faced lie I've heard.
Starr's "Pornography" Report came nine months after our illustrious chief executive, President Clinton, exposed the world to his disrespect for his family and the American people when he used our White House as the scene of his adulterous, pornographic behavior; told a bold-faced lie to his wife, daughter, and the American people as he wagged his finger at us; obstructed and stonewalled the independent counsel's attempt at justice; and spent $33.
In this political climate, the bold-faced lie bears seemingly little repercussion for politicians seeking office.
In a text to the Sunday Mirror, Chester called the claims "a slanderous bold-faced lie.
I will refer you to a court case, a federal statute and one or more federal investigations that will prove everything he told you was a bold-faced lie.
It is the one area that basically good, moral men have no compunction telling bold-faced lies about.
It is time to expose their flimsy arguments, bold-faced lies and immorality.
They are tired of bold-faced lies, legalistic evasions, tortured excuses and wide-eyed protestations of innocence.
A damning assessment to be sure, and one that makes Burks' past promises to investors sound like bold-faced lies.
Whatever their motivation, people are prone to fabricate stories, and in these past few weeks we have been treated to a virtual feast of half-truths and bold-faced lies.