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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cock-and-bull

[ˌkɒkəndˈbʊl] adj cock-and-bull storyfrottola
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'Will he (Hanif) apologise for acting most irresponsibly as a former top cop in the country with his cock-and-bull story after he has admitted to not being senile?' Lim asked.
I've noticed we've all been well blessed in that department." Sounds like a cock-and-bull story to me!
Farm hand Peter Kelly said: ``This isn't a cock-and-bull story, it's a very intelligent hen and for some reason really likes football.
Thus we read: "And so, at any rate, I remain in command of this cock-and-bull, sorry, cop-and-robber story.
And some of them admit they come out with the same cock-and-bull story EVERY Saturday afternoon.
'Where did Hanif source such a cock-and-bull story?' Lim said in a statement.
Too many of them self-evidently fib regularly and principled MPs - yes, there are some - will be tarred with the same brush as the Dishonourable Members for Cock-and-Bull Central.