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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
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Nonetheless, the numerous references to women in Boccaccio's works, which range from enthusiastic philogyny to baldfaced misogyny, can also baffle us; therefore, as the editors say, "feminist criticism should have something to say about them" (2).
The soldier Limbaugh was talking about was kicked out of basic training, made up medals and service in Iraq, and told baldfaced lies about our troops committing atrocities.
While deriding the Democrats for using a "a baldfaced, lowdown, dirty stunt," the newspaper celebrates the questionable 2000 and 2004 Republican victories with a cheery, "Guess what?
The two main species in the United States are the baldfaced (or white-faced) hornet and the yellow hornet.
If the wives of the baldfaced returning heroes awarded Alex a bronzed olive branch for his decree, we know not.
We must respond to these baldfaced attempts to co-opt the American Dream of equal opportunity.
The GOP bonked again, and claimed it was a baldfaced political ploy to change Hillary's image from powerbroker to homemaker.
As the article points out, reasons given for toppling Saddam--to eliminate WMDs, establish democracy, or counter terrorism--were baldfaced lies.
In all honesty, why aren't people laughing in President Bush's face at such a blatant and baldfaced ridiculous notion?
Wasps -including yellow jackets, baldfaced hornets and paper wasps - and bees sting to defend themselves or their colony.
As most of the rest of us remember, the only reason the health care plan failed was due to the overwhelming lobbying and advertising paid for by the HMOs, who largely supported Republicans who assisted them in their efforts in a baldfaced political act to deny the president a victory, regardless of the merits of the legislation.
Six years ago on ``60 Minutes,'' he told us on camera that he had worked out his previous infidelities, and we now know this was a baldfaced lie.
Clinton has already admitted telling baldfaced lies during the Paula Jones case.
The slickness and pervasiveness of the campaign conceals one flaw: The message - that all drug use leads to disaster - is a baldfaced lie.