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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Republicans fought against it and pushed the baldfaced lie that it wasnt effective for years.
To say it was in tip-top shape would be a baldfaced lie.
As the article points out, reasons given for toppling Saddam--to eliminate WMDs, establish democracy, or counter terrorism--were baldfaced lies.