cock-and-bull story

noun
\ ˈkä-kən-ˈbu̇l- How to pronounce cock-and-bull story (audio) \

Definition of cock-and-bull story

: an incredible story told as true

First Known Use of cock-and-bull story

1670, in the meaning defined above

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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 9 Dec. 2021.

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