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bold-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. Sir, I have never done these things of which you accuse me; they are bold-faced lies, and nothing more.
See also: lie

bold-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 bold-faced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: liar
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PEPPER-UPPER (5) This boldface word is given at the main entry pep in the OED.
In response, Boldface petitioned a California federal court to get a judgement that the name Kroma "consists solely of a descriptive term and lacks any inherent distinctive meaning to the relevant consuming public and therefore is conceptually weak.
We feel there are two important points related to flying safely which are indirectly related to Boldface procedures.
Third, doing boldface quickly is important, but remember to stop and think about the repercussions of your actions.
Run that sentence--beginning with "But--" and containing three bulleted items and our own inhouse style of italic boldface for publications, plus the idiosyncratic paragraphing--by any stylebook and see what you come up with.
But the law specifically says the disclaimer must come ``immediately below the ballot measure or candidate recommendation in the slate mailer, in no less than nine-point roman boldface type in a color or print that contrasts with the background so as to be easily legible.
Liberally sprinkled with helpful charts and key points set in boldface, Cracking the Value Code underscores its arguments with a series of well-chosen examples involving companies like IBM, Charles Schwab, Starbucks, Idealab, Pfizer and Procter & Gamble.
Use boldface type and color so that pertinent figures aren't lost among the many numbers the Securities and Exchange Commission requires.
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Furthermore, all of the additions and variants are indicated in textual notes at the end of each volume, with emendations from the copy text highlighted in boldface.
While they can generate accurate reports for financial statements, rent rolls, arrears, aged payables, check registers expense analysis and general ledger, the reports lack a uniform look and such common decorative elements as boldface, true underlines and shading.
For example, given a set of characters and applying some basic rules, a computer can automatically generate all the different variations of a typeface -- from italic to boldface -- needed for any printing application.
A slim CityPass ticket booklet that fits a pocket, purse or holiday stocking opens to reveal Atlanta's evolving boldface museums, zoo, gardens, the colorful history of fierce warriors, shrewd entrepreneurs, athletic achievement and a legacy of Southern style.
We look forward to this next phase of growth for the Company as we continue to streamline operations and focus on key areas of the business," said John LaBonty, the Chief Executive Officer and President of Boldface.