In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Their demand for pensions deserves, said the national paper, ‘this week's, perhaps this year's, award for barefaced cheek’.
- Instead, the reconstruction racket has been characterised by infrastructure repair that never happens, overpricing for construction and barefaced fraud.
- This is one of the most barefaced and dishonest pieces of government trickery in living memory,’ he said.
- I am against terrorism in all its forms, but when a government is so barefaced in its terror of innocent civilians it sickens those who want peace to the pit of our stomachs!
- Receive payment with utter disgust at the barefaced greed of today's consumerist society.
- Mornings were a time of barefaced lies and outrageous excuses.
- But that doesn't explain Howard's continued refusal to do so or his barefaced and misleading claim that the convention doesn't require it.
- This is an unashamed, barefaced tax grab on the motorists of New Zealand.
- But those who understand this issue will recognise that this measure is nothing more than a barefaced attempt at buying votes into the future.
- As for the glowing testimonials, John says they are ‘almost certainly barefaced lies or they are leaving out pertinent facts like they committed fraud to do the deals.’
- We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
- This is so obvious and so barefaced and it is the chief irritation of the book.
- Because he needs a good spanking, on the basis of barefaced cheek.
- His premise was as brilliant as it was barefaced.
- When exposed as barefaced liars, they sit back and sneer, as if to say, ‘We lied.’
- This company has demanded that taxpayers pay for its barefaced attack on its own employees.
- I guess earlier experts, never thinking their specialty could be tainted with such a barefaced deception, never looked.
- When it comes to barefaced cheek, this thief certainly crossed the thin blue line yesterday.
- The cynicism and barefaced slanders employed in this campaign demonstrate the methods employed by the Bush administration and the extreme right in every sphere of political life.
- After all, Damian had been beating around the bush for a good while - the barefaced statement of his affection, however, was just surprising.
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