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Is the correct term 'bold face lie' or 'bald faced lie' or another variation?

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The original term was bald-faced or bare-faced and refers to a face without beards or mustache. Beards were very common in the 18th and 18th century to help mask facial expressions while making business deals. A bald-faced liar was not a good lair and was not able to lie without guilt on his face.

The more correct term is bald-faced lie. It refers to a shameless lie. The teller does not attempt to hide the guilt.

In the last 5 years or so, the term bold-faced lie started being used. It is used metaphorically in speech. In the same way that a typesetter uses bold face type to highlight specific text and set it apart, a bold face lie stands out in such a way as to not be mistaken for the truth

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The correct expression is 'bald faced lie, or more generally in use 'barefaced lie'. Shakespeare seems to have used both examples



Bold faced lie is a correct expression, however bare faced lie, also correct, is more commonly used in the United Kingdom


The original term seems to have been bald-faced(bare-faced) and refers to a face without whiskers. Beards were commonly worn by businessmen in the 18th and 19th century as an attempt to mask facial expressions when making business deals. Thus a bald-faced liar was a very good liar indeed, and was able to lie without the guilt showing on his face.The more correct term is "bald-faced lie" or "bare-faced lie" (bare is more common in Great Britain). It refers to a "shameless" or "brazen" lie. One where the teller does not attempt to hide his face while telling it.It's just the last 5 yrs or so that "bold" has come into wider usage. It refers to typeface. It is used metaphorically in speech. In the same way that a typesetter uses bold face type to highlight specific text and set it apart, a bold face lie stands out in such a way as to not be mistaken for the truth.Information on both formsThe phrase can either be used as bold-faced lie as in someone with a bold enough face to lie (bold meaning daring, or brazen) or someone bold enough to lie to your face; it can also be used as bald-faced lie, where the older meaning of bald (meaning uncovered or unconcealed) - the more correct usage with this term is bare-faced lie.


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Both are used, with different contexts.The older form, "bald-faced lie", or "bare-faced lie" is one made that is recognized as obviously false.The variation "bold-faced lie" is conversely applied to a lie spoken with conviction, as if it were the truth. The term bold can also mean a daring or brazen liar.Some of the "bold-faced" usage could be by a generation that only thought what everyone was saying was "bold-faced" lie, understandable due to the fact that it is a 19th century colloquialism. Who would expect that it referred to lying without having your guilt hidden by a beard?


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Bald-faced means "undisguised, bare-faced, unabashed." As to your phrasing, I'm not sure your point would be conveyed as stated. You could exclaim, "Can you believe the bald-faced cheekiness of that child?!" That means he's not only cheeky, but he doesn't bother to turn his face or lower his voice to disguise his cheekiness. Hope this helps!




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