cock-and-bull story Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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cock-and-bull storynoun [C]

uk   us   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.
Translations of “cock-and-bull story”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用作藉口的)荒誕的故事, 無稽之談…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用作借口的)荒诞的故事, 无稽之谈…
(Definition of cock-and-bull story from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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