likely story

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likely story

An exclamation of distrust or disbelief in someone's explanation or story. Albert: "Sorry I'm late. My car broke down half way here!" Sarah: "Yeah, likely story! I bet you just wanted to finish watching the football game on TV."
See also: likely, story
References in classic literature ?
We gave him all the regular ones - the time-honoured lies that have done duty up the river with every boating-man for years past - and added seven entirely original ones that we had invented for ourselves, including a really quite likely story, founded, to a certain extent, on an all but true episode, which had actually happened in a modified degree some years ago to friends of ours - a story that a mere child could have believed without injuring itself, much.
Well," said the count, turning towards Franz, "it seems to me that this is a very likely story.
Possible runners are March Star, Tadeo, Rambling Bear, Brave Edge, Andreyev, My Best Valentine, Daunting Lady, Designer, Tamarisk, Lone Piper, Zelanda, Island Race, Likely Story and Nanoushka.
New to Night Out, Likely Story Theatre Company will be presenting Pea, their retelling of the children's favourite, the Princess and the Pea.
Dunlop was also on the mark with Likely Story, who landed the Queensferry Stakes (Listed), and Nasheed, who opened her account with a workmanlike win in the maiden for juveniles.
I'm also working on a children's play based on The Princess and The Pea with a company called Likely Story.
Bewes has also written more than 30 books, including his autobiography A Likely Story, and has written nine plays.
A likely story - fishermen's tales," tutted our instructor.
Bewes, whose autobiography, A Likely Story, is due out in September, added: "Ian had a great idea a couple of years ago.
Bewes' autobiography, A Likely Story, is due out on September 1.
Which is a likely story, seeing as two of them are aspiring actors.
This fellow didn't enjoy the clearest of runs before finishing well to be a close third to General Macarthur in Dundalk and, although the runner-up A Likely Story was beaten in Navan on Monday, Blue De Vega looks a decent prospect.
Image Nation is thrilled to be working with the Playtone team, as well as A Likely Story and James Ponsoldt, on its next international production," said Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation in a statement.
The more likely story is that Motherwell's strip was modelled on that of Bradford City, who were everybody's cup of tea when beating Newcastle to win the FA Cup in 1911.
CARDIFF theatre company Likely Story land in the Norwegian Church Arts Centre on Sunday at 4pm (doors open 3.