Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

barefaced lie

barefaced lie
1) a shameless falsehood told without trying to hide it
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • he/she told a barefaced lie
  • Analysis
     'A barefaced lie' is a lie that is told without any attempt at concealment. The implication is that the person who tells ‘a barefaced lie’ is aware that others might know they are lying or will probably find out. This term usually has a negative connotation and is used in social contexts more than professional ones. Similar in meaning to 'lie to your face'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The mother knew her son's explanation for the broken window was a barefaced lie.
    2. "That's a barefaced lie," the lawyer told the court after the defendant's testimony.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The HR Manager was angry when the accusation was made against her. The employee was telling barefaced lies about what she had said.
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