a bit of a stretch

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a bit of a stretch

A mild exaggeration beyond the truth or what is likely the case. I'm not too fond of taxes either, but it's a bit of a stretch to claim they are the cause of all our problems. A: "The government is covering up all sorts of extraterrestrial activity." B: "Come on now, don't you think that's a bit of a stretch?"
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