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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This makes it even easier to stretch the truth about fishing success.
A new outlet opens with lots of advertised flavour choice, and visitors rock up and find it is just another thinly disguised single kitchen/single team trying to stretch the truth.
If you're not that good, or can't stretch the truth as well, don't try it.
Meanwhile, of the women who stretch the truth, 45 percent claim to have a far more glamorous job than the one they actually do.
Tom Taaffe, trainer of Stretch The Truth "It's his first handicap and I'm a little concerned about two miles around Tramore being too sharp for him.
And, true to anti-gunners tendency to stretch the truth, MAIG uses outright lies to dupe the public.
A LOT ABOUT DAVY CROCKETT IS LEGEND THAT MAY STRETCH THE TRUTH A MITE.
Drew Rosenhaus may stretch the truth on occasion but is the king of pumping up those he represents.
Stretch The Truth can land a knockout blow for the Irish in the Prince of Wales Stand Novices' Handicap Hurdle at Fakenham.
30 Stretch The Truth (nb) FOLKESTONE: GAZETTE BET: 2.
Neil Munroe, external affairs director of credit reference agency Equifax, warned: "It may be tempting to stretch the truth on a mortgage application, but with all the cross-checking that is done by lenders, any anomalies will be found out.
They claim to report facts--but stretch the truth for shock value and ratings.
Seems this girl's allowed to stretch the truth a little.
Jobseekers stretch the truth to land new jobs [and] try to avoid discussing inherent weaknesses during the interview process.
Stick to the truth--Hay says that often times he'll counsel professionals and they will want to stretch the truth too much.