Definition of stretch credulity
: to be hard to believe His explanation stretches credulity.
Word by Word Definitions
: to extend (as one's limbs or body) in a reclining position
: to reach out : extend
: to extend in length
: an exercise of something (as the understanding or the imagination) beyond ordinary or normal limits
: an extension of the scope or application of something
: the extent to which something may be stretched
: easily stretched : elastic
: longer than the standard size
: readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence
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