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fibber

A liar. (A "fib" is a lie.) Oh, Billy is such a fibber—nothing he said actually happened.

Fibber McGee's closet

A complete and total mess. Fibber McGee was the titular character in The Fibber McGee and Molly radio show that aired in the mid-20th century. The state of his closet was a running gag known to produce a noisy avalanche of items. Good luck finding anything in the pantry—it's like Fibber McGee's closet right now.
See also: closet, Fibber

fibber

n. a liar. Harry can be a fibber sometimes. You got to watch him.

Fibber McGee's closet

A mess. The Fibber McGee and Molly radio show chronicled the title characters' lives through the Depression and beyond (the show ran from 1935 to 1959). The gentle family-friendly humor came from Fibber McGee's hatching far-fetched get-rich schemes that never materialized, not to the surprise of his long-suffering but supportive wife Molly. The McGees's house was noted for its overstuffed closet. Audiences eagerly awaited someone, usually Fibber himself, to open its door, whereupon the sound of a landslide of glassware and other breakables filled the airwaves. The noise went on for what seemed an eternity, followed by a brief moment of silence, and then the sound of one final item (portrayed by one chime of a hand bell) and McGee's resolution to straighten the closet “one of these days.” “Fibber McGee's closet” entered the language as a metaphor for any example of domestic disarray, especially in a basement, attic, or—of course—a closet
See also: closet, Fibber
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Sandy Silverthorne stars as homespun philosopher Fibber McGee in the 1940 "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio episode "Cleaning Out the Hall Closet."
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The main characteristics of the glass fibbers are: fibber diameter--13[micro]m, density--2,54 g/[cm.sup.3], hardness--6,5 MOHS and tensile breaking strength 1,47 GPa.
Along with that popularity, the show had an uncanny influence on the public as the source of favorite sayings that made their way into everyday use: "That ain't the way I heeerd it;" "You're a haaaard man, McGee;" "Looove dat man;" "Tain't funny, McGee" and "Heavenly days!" The "Fibber McGee and Molly" show was literally a "destination program" for radio listeners, giving them something to talk about the next day with their friends.
On Tuesdays at 9 pm, 30 million Americans regularly tuned in to one of their favourite radio comedies, Fibber McGee and Molly.
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IF you know anything at all about Fibber McGee and Molly, you know about the closet.
TO tell the truth, Alex Howell gave a remarkable performance as serial fibber Billy Fisher in this amusing tale by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.
THE FIBBER tells of George's attempts to impress Martha with some lies; THE EXPERIMENT tells of Martha's possible science gone awry, and THE PICNIC tells of two very different interests in a day off.
The material pattern was taken into consideration by designing three representative composite polymeric materials based on the base material polyesteric resin and armed with fibber glass, for which names have been chosen depending on the shape, the dimensions and the fibber arrangement, as follows: STRATIMAT, symbolised in the paper as ST, for which the fibbers are long, and arranged in layers (Figure 1a), FIBRA TOCATA, symbolised FT, for which the glass fibbers are shorter than 10 mm and randomly arranged (Figure 1b) and TESATURA, symbolized TS, for which the glass fibbers are long and resemble a woven cloth, arranged in several layers (Figure 1c).
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FAT fibber Fern Britton, who told us her weightloss was down to diet and exercise until reminded she had had a gastric band fitted, has become a garrulous bore.