stretch things

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stretch things

informal
: to say something that is not exactly true
  • It's stretching things to say that she enjoys his visits.

Word by Word Definitions

stretch play
  1. : to extend (one's limbs, one's body, etc.) in a reclining position

  2. : to reach out : extend

  3. : to extend in length

  1. : an exercise of something (such as the understanding or the imagination) beyond ordinary or normal limits

  2. : an extension of the scope or application of something

  3. : the extent to which something may be stretched

  1. : easily stretched : elastic

  2. : longer than the standard size

thing play things
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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