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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Now Poppy is free and back in their home town on the south coast - just as Serena returns after many years up North (I know!) But yes, it is worth suspending your disbelief.
Purists may scowl, but it's all about suspending your disbelief, isn't it?
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But it's just a matter of suspending your disbelief - because, let's be honest, few situations here bear close scrutiny.
But it really doesn't matter,because part of the fun of watching AWP is suspending your disbelief and immersing yourself in their,at times,almost cartoon-like world.