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English definition of “cock-and-bull story”

cock-and-bull story

noun [C]     informal disapproving
a story that is obviously not true , especially one given as an excuse : He gave me some cock-and-bull story about having to be at his cousin's engagement party .Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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