cock-and-bull


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

cock-and-bull

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

cock-and-bull

[ˌkɒkəndˈbʊl] adj cock-and-bull storyfrottola
References in classic literature ?
I remember in particular his telling the Dolly's crew what proved to be literally a cock-and-bull story, about two natural prodigies which he said were then on the island.
He had always laughed at what he called my cock-and-bull story about the colonel, but he looked very scared and puzzled now that the same thing had come upon himself.
Challenger was the man who came with some cock-and-bull story from South America.
You're a past mistress of the cock-and-bull story," said Philip.
I was attracted by his good qualities; but when the fellow declares that he was a child in 1812, and had his left leg cut off, and buried in the Vagarkoff cemetery, in Moscow, such a cock-and-bull story amounts to disrespect, my dear sir, to--to impudent exaggeration.