cock and bull

adj.
Cock and bull is used with these nouns: ↑story

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • cock-and-bull — cockˈ and bullˈ adjective (of a story) fabricated and incredible • • • Main Entry: ↑cock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cock and Bull — This article is about the book. For the 2006 film, see A Cock and Bull Story. For the expression, see Coaching inn#Cock and Bull. Cock and Bull   …   Wikipedia

  • cock and bull — [B] nonsense, bull, BS [B]    Don t believe that cock and bull story about Bigfoot …   English idioms

  • Cock and bull — untrue ( cock and bull story ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cock and bull — Australian Slang untrue ( cock and bull story ) …   English dialects glossary

  • cock and bull story — UK US noun [countable] [singular cock and bull story plural cock and bull stories] informal a story that is silly and difficult to believe Thesaurus: types of story or play …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-and-bull story — {n. phr.} An exaggerated or unbelievable story. * / Stop feeding me such cock and bull stories, the detective said to the suspect./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cock-and-bull story — {n. phr.} An exaggerated or unbelievable story. * / Stop feeding me such cock and bull stories, the detective said to the suspect./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Cock and bull story — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-and-bull story — cock and bull stories N COUNT If you describe something that someone tells you as a cock and bull story, you mean that you do not believe it is true. [INFORMAL] Was it him who made you come to us with this cock and bull story? …   English dictionary


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