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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

bald-faced liar

One who tells blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruths easily and with little or no attempt to disguise the lie. Everyone knows he is just a bald-faced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: liar

bald as a coot

Totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a coot.
See also: bald, coot

be as bald as a coot

To be totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's as bald as a coot.
See also: bald, coot

bald-headed hermit

vulgar slang A penis. Hey, I don't want to see your bald-headed hermit—pull up your pants!

bald-headed mouse

vulgar slang A penis. Hey, I don't want to see your bald-headed mouse—pull up your pants!
See also: mouse

*bald as a coot

 and *bald as a baby's backside
completely bald. (*Also: as ~.) If Tom's hair keeps receding like that, he'll be bald as a coot by the time he's thirty. Fred: Now, I'll admit my hair is thinning a little on the top, butJane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
See also: bald, coot

as bald as a coot

completely bald.
The coot (Fulica atra) has a broad white shield extending up from the base of its bill. The history of the word bald is somewhat obscure, but analogies with other northern European languages suggest a connection with the idea of ‘having a white patch or streak’.
See also: bald, coot

(as) bald as a ˈcoot

having no hair on your head at all: Why did you buy him a hairbrush? He’s as bald as a coot!
A coot is a black bird with a white patch on its forehead that lives on or near water.
See also: bald, coot

bald-headed hermit

and bald-headed mouse and one-eyed pants mouse
n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) Somebody said something about the attack of the one-eyed pants mouse, and all the boys howled with laughter. Although “bald-headed hermit” gave her mental images of Ghandi on vacation, she soon figured out the riddle.

bald-headed mouse

See also: mouse

bald as a coot/billiard ball

Very bald indeed. The coot is a black waterbird whose white bill extends up to the forehead, making it appear to be bald. Indeed, this bird was already being called a balled cote in the thirteenth century. The later simile, to a billiard ball, has been less recorded, but since billiards was already popular in Shakespeare’s day it cannot be of very recent origin.
See also: bald, ball, coot
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I cite the central provocation of Merrill here (a provocation Hollander returns to in his powerful, moving elegy for Merrill and his own parents in "M and M's") because Merrill too charts in The Book of Ephraim the failure of his own novel in favor of forms of verse that cannot possibly do the work of the "baldest prose / Reportage" that his subject called for.
Hillary Clinton stated the case at its baldest when she described the president as a victim of a "vast right-wing conspiracy." Although many of those who supported Clinton throughout the ordeal would not go as far as that, insisting that the president had behaved reprehensibly, many held that Starr's actions went too far and rightly or wrongly saw the impeachment's origins in a partisanship the Republican congressional majority shared.
(Let's recall here Joyce's famous letter about "Ithaca" to which I will refer again later in this paper: "not only will the reader know every,thing and know it in the coldest baldest way, but Bloom and Stephen thereby become heavenly bodies, wanderers like the stars at which they gaze" [Letters, I, 159-60].
I am aware of no such expose regarding the equally popular Andrews tides, beginning with her Medicine Woman in 1976, although Wendy Rose dismisses a few of Andrews' baldest assertions in her critique mentioned above (1992).
"In baldest terms," he concludes, "sustained success requires moving poor people from bad city neighborhoods to good suburban neighborhoods and moving dollars from wealthy suburban governments to poorer city governments."
Put in its baldest form, the conventional wisdom about Congress truly is perverse.
The Eleventh Circuit recently stated this position in the baldest terms: "Congress may unilaterally repeal the Puerto Rican Constitution .
The decision not to rescind the red card surprised and dismayed Wolves but the FA, a body whose procedures make those of the Kremlin look transparent, issued only the baldest of statements, as is their custom in disciplinary matters.
The only possible explanation for this travesty is that the award was actually for Baldest Actor but the paper was folded so the letters A, L and D were hidden from view.
Having kept himself like the baldest billiard ball this long time, Beckham has allowed his bonce to bloom again; and blooming strange, shape-wise, it is, too.
He executed one of his baldest schemes in January 1864.
Who is the baldest? a) Peter Savill, b) Michael Tabor, c) Richard Pitman.
Most people thought this was a joke at the expense of the Conservatives, who think they are best when they are baldest.
The Tory response is: "We are at our best when we are baldest."
But until you walked in I was the baldest man here."