stretch the truth Definition in British English Dictionary
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stretch the truth

to say something that is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is: He was accused of stretching the truth about how much he had helped in the project.
Translations of “stretch the truth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 言過其實,誇大事實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 言过其实,夸大事实…
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