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"bald-faced lie" or a "boldfaced lie"?
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Jan 19, 2011
9:45 AM
Is it a "bald-faced lie" or a "boldfaced lie"?

Are both acceptable for the same meaning or is one preferred over the other in this context?


Last Edited by on Jan 19, 2011 9:46 AM
The Real Mudge
4774 posts
Jan 19, 2011
9:50 AM
From The American Heritage Dictionary:

"bald-faced adj. Brash; undisguised; a bald-faced lie."

"Boldfaced" is probably used in this context by people who mishear "bald-faced."
Rich Turner (The Curmudgeon Himself)

Last Edited by on Jan 19, 2011 9:54 AM

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