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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The Washington Post in June gave this claim Four Pinocchios, which is tantamount to calling it a bald-faced lie," Gottlieb said.
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.
The interior minister's claim that soldiers did not use live ammunition was the kind of bald-faced lie that only repressive governments think they can get away with; Western correspondents described seeing protesters cut down by sniper fire, as well as coming under fire themselves.
This war propagandist deliberately spread the bald-faced lie that Saddam had close ties to al-Qaeda, and goes on insisting that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction capabilities in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary.
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.
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.
That's arguably a bit different, though, from materially telling a bald-faced lie.
In his article on emu oil, 'A Bald-Faced Lie,' (ACCN, Nov/Dec 2000, P.
It is "tantamount to calling something a bald-faced lie," Gottlieb said.
Thus, it is a bald-faced lie to say that the United States has "always" held that the NPT does not recognize a right to safeguarded enrichment.
Many civilians were present, ones soldiers claimed weren't seen, saying combatants were attacked - a bald-faced lie, proved by dead and injured civilians, one of hundreds of grave Fourth Geneva violations during Cast Lead, preceded and succeeded seamlessly by many others.
The argument that switching to a top-two primary will increase turnout among apathetic voters is a bald-faced lie.