Cock and bull story


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boastful story; a canard.

See also: Cock

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The Spokesperson added: 'From past few days' Indian print and electronic media is busy in cooking a cock and bull story claiming Zakir Musa's meeting with militants who had managed to enter into Valley through Gulmarg route.
And I don't want a cock and bull story,"said the chap in the pub.
Knight, 48, and his wife Helen then made up a cock and bull story about him being comatose after injuring his neck in a garage door accident.
Judge Peter Heywood told Swansea crown court: "The illness was a cock and bull story.
uk Aidan's dad, who lives in Blundellsands, began his career writing for Living Marxism magazine before moving into scriptwriting on Brookside and Coronation Street and on films including 24 Hour Party People and A Cock and Bull Story.
Monday November 17 3-6pm: Screening of A Cock and Bull Story (2005) with Q&A by Dr.
A Welsh Government source said: "This is another cock and bull story from David Davies.
Fry recorded a commentary for a bench at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, where he filmed A Cock And Bull Story.
Somewhere in the middle of Michael Winterbottom's film ``Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story,'' actor-comedian-author Stephen Fry appears to explain that the Laurence Stern novel the movie is based on is really about nothing, that life is ``chaotic and amorphous,'' subverting any attempt to impose a design on it.
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