tall story


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tall story

n (Brit) → storia incredibile
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Elsewhere, Maya is relieved that a sympathetic Jessie buys her tall story of having low self-esteem after her divorce.
She made her first debut in 'Tall Story' (1960) with Anthony Perkins.
IT sounds like a tall story but short people may not be as bright as their taller counterparts.
Nick Elphick's more traditional monument Tall story...
In a statement posted on his website, he wrote, "When this tall story first surfaced a few days ago it was denied as a hoax in an update to the same article, and we thought that would be the end of it.
Now credibility may be stretched to think that this Santa drives a tractor through the sky rather than a sleigh, but, hey, this is a kiwi tall story.
Dear Editor, The proposed British Land tower in Colmore Row (Birmingham's Tall Story, Post, May 21) should be judged on its architecture, not as part of a personal struggle.
Totem Tale: A Tall Story From Alaska by Deb Vanasse combines a lively and original story with skillfully drawn illustrations by Erik Brooks to create the fun tale of a Native American totem pole which comes to life in the beauty of a moon-lit night.
'Locals still tell a tall story that they were painted white during the war to camouflage them from attack by German aircraft.'
He appeared on Broadway in "Winesburg, Ohio" and "Tall Story." Then he performed in early live TV dramas and had a recurring role on "The Edge of Night."
THE FAIRYTALE continued for Tall Story as the grey mare made a winning debut over fences to cause a 25-1 upset in the novice chase.
Their collaboration produced <IR> LIFE WITH FATHER </IR> (1939), based on the books by Clarence Day, which ran for eight years; <IR> STATE OF THE UNION </IR> (1945), a satire on American politics which won the Pulitzer Prize; Life with Mother (1948), based on other stories by Clarence Day; Call Me Madam (1950); The Great Sebastians (1956); and Tall Story (1959).