barefaced lie

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barefaced ('unconcealed, audacious, shameless') + lie.

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barefaced lie (plural barefaced lies)

  1. A falsehood told with utter confidence and without trying to conceal the fact that it is false, especially a planned or deliberate falsehood.
    I understand that salespeople try to explain things in a positive way, but that was a barefaced lie.

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