Irish bull


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.

Origin of Irish bull

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for irish bull

Irish bull

noun

a ludicrously illogical statementSee also bull 2
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