Thesaurus / cock-and-bull story
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Still I cannot see that this at all explains the expression of a "cock-and-bull story."
The old man's voice: "Where did you get hold of that cock-and-bull story?"
FIVE TALESJOHN GALSWORTHY
But I mean to ask the same question that she asked, and you won't put me off with a cock-and-bull story like that.
"It's no cock-and-bull story you'll find it," asserted the Irishman.
I don't go into any of this cock-and-bull story about a dead miner.
THE HAUNTED MINEHARRY CASTLEMON
Your mother told me yesterday of some cock-and-bull story concerning the Anna Maria or some such vessel.
DEAD MAN'S ROCKSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
If he sees a convent, he tells us a cock-and-bull story about subterranean passages paved with the bones of infants.
"And I suppose yours was a cock-and-bull story, too," he said.
IN THE FOGRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
And you seriously expect us to believe this cock-and-bull story as an explanation—unsupported by any kind of proof?
I overheard one of the magistrates whisper to his neighbour something about “a cock-and-bull story.”

WORDS RELATED TO COCK-AND-BULL STORY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.