cock-and-bull


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Related to cock-and-bull: A dark horse
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cock-and-bull

[ˈkɒkənˈbʊl] ADJ cock-and-bull storycuento m chino

cock-and-bull

[ˌkɒkəndˈbʊl] adj cock-and-bull storyfrottola
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Thus we read: "And so, at any rate, I remain in command of this cock-and-bull, sorry, cop-and-robber story.
Vikings at Raiders (-6-1/2): When Raiders officials quizzed K Cole Ford about missing a critical 28-yard field goal last week, he gave them a cock-and-bull story about ``my foot falling asleep.
The Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Peter Fox QC, said: "You must have thought that the police might investigate your hitting the wall with that car and so you provoked, with your cock-and-bull story, their involvement.