by any/no stretch of the imagination

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Definition of by any/no stretch of the imagination

used to emphasize that something is not true, does not happen, etc. They're not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination.By no stretch of the imagination does the factory operate efficiently.

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“By any/no stretch of the imagination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20any%2Fno%20stretch%20of%20the%20imagination. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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