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stretch (somebody’s) patience/credulity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstretch (somebody’s) patience/credulitystretch (somebody’s) patience/credulityBELIEVE#ACCEPT#to be almost beyond the limits of what someone can accept or believe The kids stretch my patience to the limit. stretch
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stretch (somebody’s) patience/credulityI would be stretching the patience of my audience if I commented on them.It may stretch credulity to the point that signs of real abuse are overlooked.
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