cock-and-bull story

noun

: an incredible story told as true

Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cock-and-bull story was in 1670

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“Cock-and-bull story.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cock-and-bull%20story. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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