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barefaced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. My opponent's assertion that I intend to raise the tax rates is baseless; it is nothing but a barefaced lie.
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barefaced 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 barefaced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
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barefaced lie

A shameless falsehood. For example, Bill could tell a barefaced lie with a straight face. The adjective barefaced means "beardless," and one theory is that in the 1500s this condition was considered brazen in all but the youngest males. By the late 1600s barefaced also meant "brazen" or "bold," the meaning alluded to in this phrase.
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This case challenges the Government's barefaced agenda to make our society one based on elitism and wealth.
Bahrain Ambassador to the UN Tawfik Al Mansour has submitted a memorandum addressed by the Foreign Ministry to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in protest of the barefaced interference of the Islamic Republic of Iran in its internal affairs, describing the flagrant stance as contradicting the principles of good neighbourhood, the non-interference in other countries' internal affairs and national sovereignty, the international law and the UN Charter.
VILE thug Adam Swellings - ringleader of a gang who kicked dad Garry Newlove to death - has launched a barefaced appeal against his murder conviction and sentence.
Barefaced chic: A make-up free Ross in LA yesterday.
THE staff of the Masham Pub in Hartburn showed some barefaced cheek in deciding to raise funds for the Butterwick Hospice.
JOOLS Holland tells listeners some barefaced lies when he spends the week reading his revealing autobiography.
It's barefaced cheek of Peter to claim only his party is committed to abolishing fees on a UK basis when his Scottish colleagues have introduced them after campaigning against them
Stowells hopes its barefaced cheek will prove thought-provoking and drive conversation among its key target audience of C1 and C2 women.
He dubbed rail privatisation 'one of the most blatant barefaced robberies ever perpetrated on the nation' by the Tories.
Even things out with a nomakeup-look foundation like Origins Nude and Improved BareFaced.
The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas believes that the Supreme Court's decision rejecting the petitions to stop the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani is a barefaced disrespect to the victims of one of the darkest moments in the history of our people and our country in general,' the council said in a statement dated Nov.
Hendricks also told InStyle magazine she never goes out barefaced.
The brave celebs are backing the BareFaced campaign for the BBC Children in Need fundraiser.
While over half (55 percent) of the 1,907 gym-going women surveyed said they went completely barefaced at the gym, 11 percent said they were "occasional" makeup wearers at the gym, and 8 percent said that it depended on the situation, the New York Daily News reported.