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tall tale

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Definition


An unbelievable, fallacious story.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom, Metaphor
Semantic: fake, unbelievable

Usage of “tall tale”

  1. Sarah tends to tell tall tales. Be wary of what she says.

Examples of idiom “tall tale” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SheLuvsGod'
    SheLuvsGod:

    @king_jay555 That's right! Lying to your kids throughout the year, but when they tell YOU a tall tale, they get the spanking. u taught them!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'spunkmuffin68'
    spunkmuffin68:

    @sullivannn i wanna hear your tall tale when you're done bahaha

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'W8102xhale'
    W8102xhale:

    Used to feel like a fairytale... Now it's like a tall tale