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be stretching it

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe stretching itbe stretching itinformal to make something seem more important, bigger etc than it really is He’s a good player, but ‘world-class’ is stretching it. stretch
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be stretching itHe's a good player, but calling him "world class" is stretching it.But four in a row was stretching it too far.
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