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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.
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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.
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However, two TAC accidents have indicated that Boldface procedures were not performed as required, or that while performing the Boldface, aircraft control was not maintained.
According to experts at the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory (AFHRL), Boldface procedures and tests have three major limitations: "Judgment is not allowed, diagnosis is provided in the problem statement, and only Boldface procedures are regularly treated.
Boldface was implemented in the late fifties as a result of a meeting on the format of flight manuals.
At first, there were few procedures deemed serious enough to merit Boldface treatment.
By surfacing some of the deficiencies inherent in Boldface, we hope to provide a stimulus to explore alternative courses of action, improve present training programs, and reevaluate boldface procedures and the methods used to test them.
In 1974, TAC sent a letter to the F-15 Systems Program Office (SPO) suggesting that Boldface procedures be implemented until research had been done on the new methods of training.