tall tale


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Noun1.tall tale - an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) storytall tale - an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
narration, narrative, story, tale - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

tall tale

noun
1. Informal. An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence:
Informal: yarn.
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Station at Diablo is a mix of a Texas tall tale and a horse opera that is written by a novice writer.
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Remington is inviting its customers to tell their best tall tales on video and post them on YouTube as part of the Tall Tale-athon Contest.
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This tall tale has gotten confused by the famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware.
S anglers would come to some of the most remote parts of Northern Ontario, stay in outpost cabins and try hooking some bragging rights or at least come away with an angler's tall tale or two.
TRAINER Bob Johnson landed his first double at odds of 509-1 with 33-1 chance Finbar's Law in the two-mile novices' hurdle and 14-1 shot Tall Tale in the three-mile selling handicap chase.
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