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Meaning of “by no stretch (of the imagination)” in the English Dictionary

"by no stretch (of the imagination)" in British English

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by no stretch (of the imagination)

(also not by any stretch (of the imagination)) used to ​describe things that are ​definitely not ​possible or ​correct: By no stretch of the ​imagination could he be ​seriouslydescribed as an ​artist. This could not by any stretch be ​seen as a ​victory.
(Definition of by no stretch (of the imagination) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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