Cock and bull story

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boastful story; a canard.

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Summary: New Delhi (India) Apr 20 (ANI): A cock and bull story has been cooked up to plot some big conspiracy against the institution of Supreme Court, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) here on Saturday while condemning the sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
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.
His favourite phrase uttered "A cock and bull story" when cross examining the person in the dock, who swore or affirmed to tell anything apart from the truth always put a smile on the jurors' faces.
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. It seems he now accepts that."
Email letters@co.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.
Two decades on, this is a colourful, 101-minute biopic of a significant chunk of his life, with Steve Coogan, left, reuniting with director Michael Winterbottom after previous collaborations 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story and The Trip series on TV.
Fry recorded a commentary for a bench at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, where he filmed A Cock And Bull Story.
It's a new series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, right, and directed by Michael Winterbottom, the acclaimed film-maker behind the likes of A Cock and Bull Story, 24 Hour Party People and A Might Heart.
Two-hander road movie is powered by the impressionistic skills of comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (reuniting after Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story"), and it is at the risk of putting a fish knife through its heart--a comedy for smart people.