Bald-faced, barefaced, and boldface.

When someone tells an obvious lie, is it a “bald-faced,” “barefaced,” or “boldfaced” act?

“Bald-faced” and “barefaced” have the same meaning: something that is obvious, brazen, and shameless. Thus, a deceitful owner might tell Dodger fans “bald-faced” (or “barefaced”) lies.

“Boldface” is sometimes used in this context, but it is more properly used to describe something that is emphasized.  And, of course, it also refers to a dark, thick typeface.

That is all for now …

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