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English definition of “stretch a point”

stretch a point

to make a claim that is not completely true, or to do something that goes further than what is considered to be reasonable: They claim to be the biggest company in the world, which is stretching a point.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of stretch a point from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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