Cock-and-bull stories

absurd, unlikely story, claiming to be true

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cock-and-bull stories — Australian Slang absurd, unlikely story, claiming to be true …   English dialects glossary

  • cock and bull story — UK US noun [countable] [singular cock and bull story plural cock and bull stories] informal a story that is silly and difficult to believe Thesaurus: types of story or play …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-and-bull story — {n. phr.} An exaggerated or unbelievable story. * / Stop feeding me such cock and bull stories, the detective said to the suspect./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cock-and-bull story — {n. phr.} An exaggerated or unbelievable story. * / Stop feeding me such cock and bull stories, the detective said to the suspect./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cock-and-bull story — cock and bull stories N COUNT If you describe something that someone tells you as a cock and bull story, you mean that you do not believe it is true. [INFORMAL] Was it him who made you come to us with this cock and bull story? …   English dictionary

  • cock-and-bull story — noun an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse • Syn: ↑fairytale, ↑fairy tale, ↑fairy story, ↑song and dance • Hypernyms: ↑fib, ↑story, ↑tale, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock and bull story — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cock and bull story : singular cock and bull story plural cock and bull stories informal a story that is silly and difficult to believe …   English dictionary

  • cock-and-bull\ story — n. phr. An exaggerated or unbelievable story. Stop feeding me such cock and bull stories, the detective said to the suspect …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Cock and Bull — This article is about the book. For the 2006 film, see A Cock and Bull Story. For the expression, see Coaching inn#Cock and Bull. Cock and Bull   …   Wikipedia

  • a cock and bull story — Meaning A fanciful and unbelievable tale. Origin The phrase may have originated at Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire, England. The village has two pubs, the Cock and the Bull. Coaches between London to Birmingham changed horses at one pub or the …   Meaning and origin of phrases


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