(that's) a likely story! - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

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(that's) a likely story!

informal
said when you do not believe something: "He said he bought them all very cheaply from some guy he knows." "That's a likely story!"
Translations of “(that's) a likely story!”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽起來像真的一樣!真會編故事!…
in Chinese (Simplified) 听起来像真的一样!真会编故事!…
(Definition of (that's) a likely story! from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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