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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Suspending my disbelief for one moment, I had only one question: where is this man who can spend four hours and 19 minutes having nooky?
So, only after suspending my disbelief for a couple of hours did Brick Up the Mersey Tunnel's cutting satire on Wirral snobbery have me giggling, toe tapping and calling for a "Wirralian" embargo.