Definition of “by no stretch (of the imagination)” - English Dictionary

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“by no stretch (of the imagination)” in British English

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by no stretch (of the imagination)

also not by any stretch (of the imagination)

used to describe things that are definitely not possible or correct:

By no stretch of the imagination could he be seriously described as an artist.
This could not by any stretch be seen as a victory.

(Definition of “by no stretch (of the imagination)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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