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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
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.
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.
vulgar slang A penis. Hey, I don't want to see your bald-headed hermit—pull up your pants!
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 cootand *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, but—Jane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
as bald as a cootcompletely 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’.
(as) bald as a ˈcoothaving 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.
bald-headed hermitand 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.
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.