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English translation: cock and bull story

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Farsi (Persian) term or phrase:آسمان و ريسمان را به هم بافتن
English translation:cock and bull story
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06:57 Sep 29, 2011
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Farsi (Persian) term or phrase: آسمان و ريسمان را به هم بافتن
Greetings,

I gather that this is an idiom, so hopefully no particular context is needed; anyway, it's for a dictionary entry, so I really need the most usual usage, please.

Which is more frequent?
آسمان و ريسمان را به هم بافتن
or
آسمان ريسمان به هم بافتن
or something else again?

Every blessing,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:47
cock and bull story
Explanation:
both forms are used, but I think آسمان ریسمان به هم بافتن is more common.
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Neda Namvar Kohan
Iran
Local time: 04:17
Grading comment
Many thanks, very helpful indeed.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +2cock and bull story
Neda Namvar Kohan


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cock and bull story


Explanation:
both forms are used, but I think آسمان ریسمان به هم بافتن is more common.

Neda Namvar Kohan
Iran
Local time: 04:17
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi), Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
PRO pts in category: 23
Grading comment
Many thanks, very helpful indeed.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Reza Ebrahimi
6 mins
  -> tnx!

agree  Ahmad Kabiri: Actually to tell/give a cock-and-bull story!
2 hrs
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