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English definition of “exaggerated claim”

exaggerated claim

noun [C]
 
 
INSURANCE
a request for an insurance payment, which states that someone's illness, accident, loss, etc. is more serious than it really is in order to trick the insurance company into paying them extra money: A common type of insurance fraud is when workers submit exaggerated injury claims for workerscompensation payouts.
(Definition of exaggerated claim from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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