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Definition of "cock-and-bull" []

  • Having no foundation in fact or probability; incredible because not plausible: applied to idle and absurd rumors and stories. Also cock-and-a-bull.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "cock-and-bull" in a sentence
  • "No cock-and-bull stories for him, such as you romanticists luxuriate in."
  • "Donovan cabled Deane in Moscow to tell Fitin one of the biggest cock-and-bull stories one spymaster has ever sent to another spymaster."
  • "Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed."
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