stretch it


: to describe something as larger or greater than it really is : to exaggerate
She's a good musician but comparing her to the legends is stretching it.

Examples of stretch it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because temperature spikes in the spring increase the rate of runoff, shortening that part of the season, while mild temperatures stretch it out. John Meyer, The Denver Post, 10 May 2024 Pull up one side of the dough and stretch it over the filling to reach the other side, making a half moon. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 8 Feb. 2024 Take a rubber band and stretch it between your thumb and finger on one hand. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 15 Dec. 2023 Tension can be caused by emotional and mental stressors along with physical factors, so slow down and stretch it out, the better to enhance flexibility in all areas of your life. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 24 Dec. 2023 Kids can stretch it, bounce it, pop it, tear it, or sculpt it—and the non-toxic silicone putty will never dry out. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Bsn, Parents, 15 Nov. 2023 After trying to stretch it out for a few moments, Kelce went to the locker room for x-rays during halftime. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 The bill’s vague wording gave critics from all corners room to stretch it to fit their purposes. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Next, install the carpet padding, cut the carpet, lay the carpet, and stretch it. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2023

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“Stretch it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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