stretch a point


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stretch a point

 and stretch the point
Fig. to interpret a point flexibly and with great latitude. Would it be stretching a point to suggest that everyone is invited to your picnic? To say that everyone is invited is stretching the point.
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stretch a point

Extend or enlarge beyond the usual limits, exaggerate, as in It would be stretching a point to say this novel is the work of a great writer. [Mid-1600s]
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stretch a point

To make an exception.
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