bullshit detector

[ bool-shit di-tek-ter ]

  1. the ability to recognize when someone is exaggerating, lying, talking nonsense, etc.: If you try faking it on a bunch of questions, be warned—the average human being has a very good bullshit detector.

Origin of bullshit detector

First recorded in 1970–75
  • Also called BS de·tec·tor, B.S. de·tec·tor [bee-esdi-tek-ter] /ˈbiˈɛs dɪˌtɛk tər/ .

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