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Stretch the truth

DEFINITION

Enhance the facts. Small lie. Bend the facts for personal gain.  If the truth is being stretched than it is being enhanced, abridged or re-written for the benefit of someone so the question is: is it still the truth?

“To say he has gained a little weight is to stretch  the truth because he’s  still very fat.”

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