References in periodicals archive ?
However, when the minister was asked about his earlier statements, he said, "It's a cock-and-bull story.
Farm hand Peter Kelly said: ``This isn't a cock-and-bull story, it's a very intelligent hen and for some reason really likes football.
Vikings at Raiders (-6-1/2): When Raiders officials quizzed K Cole Ford about missing a critical 28-yard field goal last week, he gave them a cock-and-bull story about ``my foot falling asleep.
Speaking as a former teacher of history, if a first-year student of mine had presented me with a cock-and-bull story like this, I'd give them an F for accuracy, but an A+ for invention and creativity.
When this Moses, fleeing for his life after killing an Egyptian, arrives at the well where the daughters of the priest of Midian are being tormented by shepherds, he frightens the men off not by threatening them but by concocting a cock-and-bull story more suitable to Woody Allen than Heston or Lancaster.