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by no stretch of the imagination

(also not by any stretch of the imagination)
used to describe things that are impossible to believe, even with a lot of effort: By no stretch of the imagination could he be seriously described as an artist.
Translations of “by no stretch of the imagination”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無論如何也難以相信…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无论如何也难以相信…
(Definition of by no stretch of the imagination from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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