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English definition of “stretch the truth”

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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…
(Definition of stretch the truth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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