stretch the truth


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There are temptations to stretch the truth or hide it.
In light of Barton's propensity to stretch the truth, particularly in matters that have nothing to do with his livelihood as a pseudo-historian, critics are beginning to wonder why anyone takes him seriously.
If you lie or stretch the truth, it'll catch up with you.
If you have to stretch the truth, stretch it gently in the direction of confidence-building (good job; I appreciate your help; it goes faster with two people working).
Do restaurants stretch the truth of the cuisine they offer?
Now we all know Santa is real, it's just we stretch the truth a bit.
When imperfect people face pressure to close sales, they invariably stretch the truth.
If you're not that good, or can't stretch the truth as well, don't try it.
Meanwhile, of the women who stretch the truth, 45 percent claim to have a far more glamorous job than the one they actually do.
Tom Taaffe, trainer of Stretch The Truth "It's his first handicap and I'm a little concerned about two miles around Tramore being too sharp for him.
A LOT ABOUT DAVY CROCKETT IS LEGEND THAT MAY STRETCH THE TRUTH A MITE.
Drew Rosenhaus may stretch the truth on occasion but is the king of pumping up those he represents.