liar


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barefaced 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 barefaced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: barefaced, liar

bald-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 bald-faced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: liar

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

liar is not believed (even) when he tells the truth

Prov. If people think that you are a liar, they will not believe anything you say. As it turned out, Fred was right when he warned his friends that the police were planning to raid their party; but they paid no attention to him, since they knew him to be a liar, and a liar is not believed even when he tells the truth.
See also: believe, he, liar, not, tell, truth
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Thus, liars seem to have been naturally selected for survival based on their ability to shift the focus from them--who, after all, are lying--to either those who are accusing them of untruth or someone else who can be blamed for whatever the liar is lying about.
So if your board is filled with creative, intelligent, persuasive, charismatic individuals, they're more likely to be good liars.
Americans can "no longer depend on the press--its powers and responsibilities enshrined in the First Amendment--to keep [their presidents] honest," Alterman laments, the only speculates why this is the case: reporters' deference to the high office, their belief that Americans will not tolerate a reporter labeling a president a liar, the insular nature of Washington culture, or the reality that some journalists are ideologically disinclined to challenge the lies in question.
Liars don't shift around or touch their noses or clear their throats any more than truth tellers do.
3d DCA 1993), counsel stated to the jury: "I can prove that that guy is a liar on this issue because, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, take a look at this .
The truth is, liars often provide a variety of verbal and nonverbal clues that signal their deception--and it's still hard to catch them at it.
In my opinion, Clinton is a consummate liar and needs professional help.
Since I believe in God, the rule of law, the right to keep and bear arms and the sanctity of the life of a fetus, I obviously fall into Muston's cursed category, the more so since I am firmly convinced that President Clinton is a congenital liar and, as with all liars, his lies finally caught up with him.
He has worked on such films as ``The Little Rascals,'' ``The Nutty Professor,'' and ``Liar, Liar.
Jakob the Liar,'' a sober comedy set during the Holocaust, finished filming nearly two years ago and has since sat on the shelf while its filmmakers watched the similarly themed ``Life Is Beautiful'' steal its thunder.
Our future drilling from the Amole adit and at the Lembah Tembaga, Kucing Liar and Kucing Liar South prospects will determine the extent to which we will have opportunities to enhance the economic returns from the expansion of our milling facilities.
Photo: Mikael Salazar, left, and JD Cullum star Juan Ruiz de Alarcon's 17th-century comedy, ``The Liar,'' now playing at the Secret Rose Theatre through Feb.
Movie House Cinemas are offering hundreds of Mirror readers a great opportunity to see a special screening of Liar, Liar on Thursday at 10pm.
Of the reserves that were added, approximately one-half resulted from initial delineation drilling at the Kucing Liar ore body while the remainder were from the Grasberg and IOZ/DOZ ore bodies.