a bit of a stretch

a bit of a stretch


A mild exaggeration beyond the truth or what is likely the case.


I’m not too fond of taxes either, but it’s a bit of a stretch to claim they are the cause of all our problems.

A: “The government is covering up all sorts of extraterrestrial activity.” B: “Come on now, don’t you think that’s a bit of a stretch?”

He still doesn’t have the votes? Then I guess it was a bit of a stretch for him to say he’d get the bill passed this week.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘a bit of a stretch’ mean?

The idiom ‘a bit of a stretch’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘a bit of a stretch’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘a bit of a stretch’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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