Bit of a stretch

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Definition

That's a bit of a stretch: That's a little exaggerated, that's a slight exaggeration
idiom
It's a bit of a stretch to say that every U.S. retailer carries Delavigne perfumes. Everyone knows it's an exaggeration.

To stretch literally means "to extend" or "to elongate".

Examples

  • "50,000 is a bit of a stretch: it's far beyond the standard practice for these sorts of things."

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