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A statement containing an incongruity or a logical absurdity, usually unbeknown to the speaker. "With a pistol in each hand and a sword in the other" is an Irish bull.
a ludicrously illogical statement. See also bull2
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|Noun||1.||Irish bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"|
bunkum, guff, hogwash, buncombe, rot, bunk - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)