stretch the truth

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stretch the truth

 and stretch the point; stretch it
Fig. to exaggerate. When he claimed to have a Ph.D., he was stretching the truth. Sally tends to stretch the point when telling tales about her wild teenage years.
See also: stretch, truth
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Because the rectus femoris (one of the quadricep muscles) flexes the hip and extends the knee, in order to stretch it effectively, you must oppose its actions at both of the joints-that is, flex the knee while extending the hip.
We said, let's take this habitat and stretch it into where it used to be.