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tall storynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   mainly UK (US usually tall tale)
a ​story or ​fact that is ​difficult to ​believe: After ​dinner she told me a ​tallstory about her ​pet.
(Definition of tall story from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tall story”
in Chinese (Simplified) 荒诞的故事, 令人难以置信的故事(或事实)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荒誕的故事, 令人難以置信的故事(或事實)…
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