bald-faced lie

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bald-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. Our son tells us nothing but bald-faced lies when we ask him where he goes at night.
See also: lie
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Although in a bald-faced lie he stated that he was a "revolutionary," we were speechless upon learning that he had scores of African-American servants, to whom he referred as--I kid you not--"my slaves." Only in Trump's America.
Because no one should be allowed to tell a bald-faced lie and get away with it.
"Just like Duterte when he unilaterally manifested the Philippines' withdrawal from the ICC, the Trump administration wants their people, along with the rest of the world, to believe the bald-faced lie that he did it for benevolent and morally right reasons," she said.
In other words, Kahle gets his inspiration from a politically correct bald-faced lie.
It was a bald-faced lie, and British Prime Minister Edward Heath knew it when he told the British people in 1973, via a BBC broadcast: "There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty.
This is not historically accurate -- in fact, it is a bald-faced lie. The period in which America enjoyed unprecedented growth, during the fifties and sixties and until the late seventies, the tax rate never fell below 70%.
to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment; lead astray." An affirmatively false statement - a bald-faced lie - may turn an investigator's attention away from the true perpetrator or the source of valuable evidence.
Michael Mansfield, QC, representing some of the families, suggested that was a "bald-faced lie".
The UK's Daily Telegraph stated that on Russia Today, "the bald-faced lie has now become common place".
Even the most experienced liars feel uncomfortable voicing their deceptions--so much so, in fact, that they will almost always lie in stages, first trying to avoid a topic entirely, then omitting crucial information, then using selective wording and evasive quasi-denials, and finally (if all else fails) coming out with the bald-faced lie. During that rhetorical journey, to relieve the stress responses they're feeling, liars will often employ pacifying gestures (hand rubbing, hair twirling, temple massaging, facial touching).
The first is a bald-faced lie, as a Westerner like Senator Simpson knows perfectly well.
Daily, Israel commits crimes against humanity through targeted assassinations, street violence, mass arrests, torture, regular incursions, land theft, dispossessions, and other law violations, including suffocating Gazans under siege, then attacking humanitarian missions breaking it, most recently on May 31 against Freedom Flotilla participants, murdering targeted activists in cold-blood in international waters, claiming self-defense, a clear bald-faced lie, the evidence overwhelming, conclusive, and damning.
He enjoyed many years of retelling the story of how his bright idea had led to a bald-faced lie.
That terminology, repeated like a mantra, is ludicrous--a bald-faced lie if you prefer--and someone in the media should have called the university on it.