suspend (one's) disbelief

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suspend (one's) disbelief

To ignore or look past one's incredulity at the improbability of some piece of fiction, especially a film or video game, in order to better enjoy the experience of the work. I'm more than willing to suspend my disbelief a little for a cheesy action film. I find that I can never really suspend my disbelief when I watch a movie that's crammed full of CGI.
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suspend disbelief

To accept as plausible something one knows to be untrue, especially the setting and plot of a drama or fiction so as to allow the appreciation of art.
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I snorted more than once at these mimor implausiblities in the first series of Broadchurch but suspended my disbelief for the sake of engrossing telly.
He was never going to "throw cash at any of my systems people again." (I suspended my disbelief that a CPA ever threw cash at anyone.) He described three analysts who told him they'd buy back their time for cash, e.g., a salary cut.