bullshit artist

bullshit artist

Also, bull artist. A person who habitually exaggerates, flatters, or talks nonsense. For example, Don't believe a word of it-he's a bullshit artist. Both versions are considered vulgar slang. The first dates from the 1940s, the second from the World War I period.
See also: artist, bullshit

bullshit artist

and bullshitter
n. a person expert at lies, deception, and hype. (see also bullshit. Usually objectionable.) What can you expect from a bullshit artist? The truth? Listen to me. Don’t ever try to bullshit a bullshitter!
See also: artist, bullshit
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In private, he is courteous, thoughtful, funny; in public, he is a bullshit artist.
Herc may be brave but he doesn't work solo, his elite force comprised of a cynic, a seer, an Amazon, a savage -- and, most importantly, a bullshit artist, his own nephew Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) who trumpets his deeds far and wide, burnishing the legend ("His father was Zeus.
I remember Gilly saying to me last year, 'I thought you were a bullshit artist when you said you'll wake up one day and know it's time to retire, but it just happened to me'," Langer recalled.
Unlike the simple liar, who seeks to disguise a particular truth, the bullshit artist cares nothing for reality.
When you work with her, you feel like you're the bullshit artist because she was constantly busting you.
The unreliable narrator is Tony Wilson (British comedian Steve Coogan), opportunist, bullshit artist and devout Mancunian.
You're a con man, a bullshit artist, and a money-grubbing sellout.
His boorishness reminds us of the gap between cinema's lofty rhetoric and often venal motives (the medium's line between artist and bullshit artist is a fine one indeed).
The bullshit artist cares more about what people think about him than the veracity of his own words; he values the appearance of "sincerity" over "correctness.
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This talent for description makes the objects of Rowe's anger all too recognizable: "I'm fed up with this place and these bullshit artists, including Dr.