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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “stretch the truth”

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stretch the truth

to say something which is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is
言过其实,夸大事实
He was accused of stretching the truth about how much he had helped in the project.
他被指责夸大了自己在整个项目中的作用。
Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest peopleExaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
Translations of “stretch the truth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 言過其實,誇大事實…
(Definition of stretch the truth from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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