An exaggerated, unreliable story: “My uncle claims that he was raised in a drainage ditch, but it's just another of his tall tales.”
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How to use tall tale in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But when she called back, Brinsley was determined to tall her about his minted screenwriter status.
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
A tugboat improbably sits high on the bank, obscured by tall grass, a broken oil rig hangs over the water nearby.
A tall phantom in livery appeared, as if by magic, and signed to me to ascend the grand staircase.
He is rather tall and narrow, and wears a long abb's coat reaching nearly down to his feet.
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
But he was ignorant of that part of the horrid tale; and the Duke, in a milder voice, bade him rise.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Other Idioms and Phrases with tall tale
A fanciful or greatly exaggerated story, as in Some youngsters love tall tales about creatures from outer space coming to earth. This idiom uses tall in the sense of “exaggerated.” [Mid-1800s]