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"
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tall tale

noun
1. Informal. An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence:
Informal: yarn.
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Wonder Park is a tall tale about a magical theme park
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