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cock–and–bull story

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cock–and–bull story/ˈkɑːkənˈbʊl-/noun
pluralcock–and–bull stories
cock–and–bull story
/ˈkɑːkənˈbʊl-/
noun
pluralcock–and–bull stories
Learner's definition of COCK–AND–BULL STORY  
[count]informal
: a ridiculous story that is used as an explanation or excuse
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