Definition of tall story noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tall story

BrE BrE//ˌtɔːl ˈstɔːri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɔːl ˈstɔːri//
(especially British English) (usually North American English tall tale)
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a story that is difficult to believe because what it describes seems exaggerated and not likely to be true