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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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PLIP-PLOPPING (5) This boldface word is given as an adjective at the main entry plip-plop, a representation of a rhythmically regular sequence of sounds.
Unfortunately, the sheer weight of numerous Boldface procedures might tend to seduce the user into complacency because Boldface is "the answer.
So instead of just one there were three very strong brand ambassadors, all the better to reach a wider audience," says Boldface chief executive officer and co-founder Nicole Ostoya.
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Boldface, founded by industry veterans Nicole Ostoya and Robin Coe-Hutshing, says retailer commitments have been quite robust for the brand, which offers the unique opportunity for the iconic beauties to connect with their enormous audience of followers.
Realizing I had dropped the hook out of order in the boldface, I took a breath and redid my boldface out loud over ICS, touching each item and verbalizing to my WSO each completed item.
Music is surveyed by genre in interludes between biographical chapters, including discussion of the "immortal beloved" identity and the composer's deafness, and noted in boldface when they correspond to the accompanying CDs.
First, choose the word or phrase that defines the boldface word.
Lists like these can be highlighted with a modest use of bullets, underlining, boldface.
When examining the data contained in this report, data users should be aware that the first line following the title of each table presents in boldface type that table's unit of count, i.
On a page of thoughtful remarks by Veronica Webb, model slash journalist, they chose to boldface the lines "I'm over shoes.
Looking at the tearsheets Valek included with his letter, one finds this linguistic nonfeasance magnified by the editorial format: Questions to experts were printed boldface above each response, and the one that started all this read "What About Health Prevention Programs?
The page ends with the boldface vow, "I will not succumb to fear.