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The meaning of "cock and bull story"

" Cock and bull story "
Meaning:
An unbelievable tale.
Example:
She said that she went to school with George Clooney but she's only twenty two - I think it's a cock and bull story.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century, although the precise source is unknown.
Where is it used?:
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