bald-faced lie

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bald-faced lie

A blatantly obvious 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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You wonder for a flicker of an instant if you aren't watching a crime take place, which is Lanzmann's baldfaced lie to the old Nazi.
But a few days ago, he used the most powerful position of trust in the world to punish Amazon investors with a baldfaced lie, apparently because Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' other investment, the Washington Post, has engaged in a little too much freedom of the press.
Several months later, NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed to the American people that Clapper's statement was a baldfaced lie. The NSA had, in fact, been collecting data on hundreds of millions of Americans under a program named PRISM, a program NSA documents revealed that also collected Internet traffic "directly from the servers of these U.S.
Dewhurst, at one point calling a Patrick statement about the budget a "baldfaced lie," used the opportunity to continue attacks from his campaign ads, painting Patrick as dishonest and slamming him for a personal bankruptcy.
To say it was in tip-top shape would be a baldfaced lie. But when you spend that much time together, you learn all the little, and not so little, idiosyncrasies of the machine.
That is a baldfaced lie. September 11 transformed everything except Bush's passionate commitment to erasing taxes on the wealthy.
To make a baldfaced lie is to lie boldly, so it's understandable.
Republicans fought against it and pushed the baldfaced lie that it wasnt effective for years.
Last year, for example, after he either refused to answer questions or said he did not remember basic facts, a judge tossed out the convictions of two men who had been in prison for more than two decades as he accused Guevara of telling "baldfaced lies."