You are so full of bull that it boggles the mind.

Does by any chance this mean, "You are so full of sh*t that it blows my mind"?

If that's not the case, what's the actual meaning of the sentence in the title? (Just to clarify, this is being said during a quarrel.)


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Bull is a shortened euphemism for the word bullsh*t.

Bullshit (also bullcrap) is a common English expletive which may be shortened to the euphemism bull.


And from The Online Slang Dictionary:

3. nonsense. Euphemism for bullshit.

The meaning of bullsh*t:

Stupid or untrue talk or writing; nonsense.

From Oxford Dictionaries.

  • I'd be more inclined to say "Yes and no" as opposed to just "Yes". (In a quote like this, bull could stand for any of its synonyms, really: balderdash, poppycock, horsefeathers, bullshit, crap, nonsense, etc.)
    – J.R.
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 21:20
  • @J.R. How? I've only ever heard it refer to bullshit. (In the UK, anyway)
    – Lordology
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 21:21
  • Thanks everybody for the help. What about the "it boggles my mind" part? Did I get it right? Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 21:22
  • @Bafforasta Yes. This part just means 'it is mind-blowing; there is so much bull it is hard to comprehend'.
    – Lordology
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 21:23
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    – Hot Licks
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 21:34

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