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Bold-faced lie

DEFINITION

Incredulous. Knowingly lying without hesitation or reluctance. Not just a small lie but a big, knowing falsehood. (Compare to Wholesale lie.)

When he said his family owned a lot of land up north, it was a bold-faced lie; his family rents an apartment in a slum”.

 

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