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noun
a paradoxical statement that appears at first to make sense. Example: He's the kind of guy who looks you right in the eye as he stabs you in the back.
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Origin of Irish bull

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Irish bull

noun
a ludicrously illogical statementSee also bull 2
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