a tall story

(an obviously untrue story; a lie.) 慌話

English-Chinese(Traditional) Dictionary. 2008.

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  • tall story — UK US noun [countable] [singular tall story plural tall stories] british informal something that someone tells you that sounds so exciting, dangerous, unpleasant etc that you do not believe it is true. The American word is tall tale …   Useful english dictionary

  • tall\ story — • tall story • tall tale See: fish story …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tall story — A tall story is one that is untrue and unbelievable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tall story — tall stories N COUNT A tall story is the same as a tall tale …   English dictionary

  • tall story (or tale) — an account that is fanciful and difficult to believe. → tall …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tall Story — is a 1960 American sports comedy film directed by Joshua Logan and starring Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston and Marc Connelly. Future star Robert Redford made his screen debut as a basketball player.… …   Wikipedia

  • tall story — index myth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tall story —    A tall story is one that is untrue and unbelievable.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A tall story is a story which is difficult to believe because it sounds unlikely.     What he said about a stolen invention sounds like a tall story… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tall story — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tall story : singular tall story plural tall stories British informal something that someone tells you that sounds so exciting, dangerous, unpleasant etc that you do not believe it is true. The American word is …   English dictionary

  • Tall story —   A tall story is one that is untrue and unbelievable …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • tall story — story that contains exaggeration, story that contains details that are fictitious …   English contemporary dictionary

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