Meaning of “tall story” in the English Dictionary

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"tall story" in British English

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tall storynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌtɔːl ˈstɔː.ri/ us /ˌtɑːl ˈstɔːr.i/ mainly UK US usually tall tale

a story or fact that is difficult to believe:

After dinner she told me a tall story about her pet.

(Definition of “tall story” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)