Banbury story of a cock and a bull

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Banbury story of a cock and a bull (plural Banbury stories of a cock and a bull)

  1. (idiomatic, obsolete, slang) A roundabout, nonsensical story.
    • 2003, Connie Lane, The Viscount's Bawdy Bargain, page 56:
      Nor was she uncaring, mean-spirited or likely to go about spreading a Banbury story of a cock and a bull.

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