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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Make sure the installers allow enough time for the carpet to acclimate and insist that they actually stretch it with a power stretcher during installation.
We said, let's take this habitat and stretch it into where it used to be.