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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"Allowing the audience to feel part of the action, Sean certainly suspends our disbelief throughout this mix of dialogue, song and music.
The miniaturization intensifies and fascinates; the tiny playing space focuses our concentration and suspends our disbelief, much as it did when we were children.