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What does cock-and-bull story mean?

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cock-and-bull story

The phrase a cock-and-bull story is an idiomatic expression that refers to a story or explanation which is obviously not true.

The origin of the phrase probably comes from some fable in which a cock and bull figure.


Jane came home very late last night and gave her mother some cock-and-bull story about how she had to help her friend find her keys.

This idiom is in the animals category

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