likely story

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(that's a) likely story

A phrase used to express disbelief of an excuse or explanation. He said he had to stay late at the office again. That's a likely story—he's probably out with his friends! The cat ate your science project? Likely story.
See also: likely, story

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 ?
A likely story, truly," cried she, "that a woman should cry out, and endeavour to expose herself, if that was the case
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.
Aside from Rodriguez's I Can and I Will Productions, Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson of Feigco will be producing the movie, together with Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron of Likely Story.
A more likely story about the origin of the Christmas tree comes from the medieval mystery plays, one with a fir tree as a stage prop for the story of Adam and Eve," he said.
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A Likely Story, published in 2005, was the title of the autobiography of which actor?
45: COLONEL MAXIMUS (C D Hayes, 2-1) 1; A Likely Story (1-1f) 2; Bridgebrook (7-1) 3.
A Likely Story is a special recommendation for any who love books, libraries, and a good mystery, and centers on librarian Lindsey Norris who faces several challenges to her crime-solving abilities: a shooting and a missing persons case.
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 film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt.
While commentators believe the most likely story is that she is indeed his wife, some have suggested she could actually be one of the late Dear Leader's four daughters.
L IS FOR A LIKELY STORY HAVE you heard the one about the mysterious figure who breathed flames and was able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?