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stretch the truth

to say something that is not ​completelyhonest in ​order to make someone or something ​seembetter than it really is: He was ​accused of ​stretching the ​truth about how much he had ​helped in the ​project.
(Definition of stretch the truth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stretch the truth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 言过其实,夸大事实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 言過其實,誇大事實…
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