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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.
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