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Stretch

DEFINITION

Not readily believed. A statement or result that does not appear accurate. The word is used as a demonstration of over-stretching oneself in an unbelievable manner, in other words, others can not believe the lengths of one’s proposition or opinion. (Compare to Stretch the truth or White lie.)

“She said she got a perfect score on the test but I think that’s a stretch knowing her poor attendance.”   

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