stretch credulity


: to be hard to believe
His explanation stretches credulity.

Examples of stretch credulity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the premise of Season 1 was pretty clear—terrorists hijack a plane—Elba would want to explore a different kind of story if the show were to return, and resist the urge to just do the same thing again, in order to not stretch credulity. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 2 Aug. 2023 The book’s dialog is sometimes flat, Daniels’ psychological shifts stretch credulity, and time expands and contracts oddly throughout. Colin Asher, The New Republic, 19 Apr. 2021 Even if one or more vaccines is authorized for emergency use by the end of this year, those numbers stretch credulity. Hope Yen, Star Tribune, 20 Sep. 2020

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“Stretch credulity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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