English version

spin a tale/story/yarn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspin a tale/story/yarnspin a tale/story/yarnLIE/TELL A LIEto tell a story, especially using a lot of imagination She spun a story about a trip to Athens to meet one of the authors. spin
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spin a tale/story/yarnHe could spin a yarn, and you had to take what he said with a pinch of salt.Joe was in top form, spinning stories, issuing pronunciamentos, dropping withering quips at every opportunity.She liked to spin yarn, sing, and dance.
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