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tall tale

noun as in farfetched story

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In 2000, Broome became consumed by what he guessed was a tall tale.

No wonder then that Buckingham Palace has moved quickly to shoot down the tall tale.

But with only a fraction of total delegates awarded, is that anything more than a tall tale?

It would sound like a tall tale under any circumstances—who gives away their drugs, let alone forces someone else to take them?

"Someday maybe this will be just another tall tale and we'll all be thought liars when we spout it," he observed.

I am quite aware that some may think this a tall tale for the tea-leaves to relate!


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tall tale, such as: cock-and-bull story, exaggeration, fable, fish story, flight of fancy, and tall story.

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