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noun, Informal.
an exaggerated or incredible story:
It was just another one of his fish stories.

noun phrase

A series of lies or exaggerations; a false or improbable explanation: His whole alibi is a fish story

[1819+; fr the tendency of an angler to exaggerate the size of the catch]
An improbable, boastful tale, as in He came up with some fish story about his winnings at the track. This expression alludes to the tendency of fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch. [ Early 1800s ]


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