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English definition of “a tall tale”

a tall tale

a story or statement that is difficult to believe because it is too exciting or interesting : He told me a tall tale about having met some top models in a night club .Not believable Grammar:High or tall?We use high for mountains and for things which are a long way above the ground:
(Definition of a tall tale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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