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tall taleA greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.Rate it:

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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.Rate it:

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stand tallTo behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity.Rate it:

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ride tall in the saddleTo act or conduct oneself in a manner that is imposing, impressive, resolute, or manly.Rate it:

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ride tall in the saddleTo ride a horse in an erect, imposing manner.Rate it:

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tall in the saddleImposing, impressive; resolute; manly.Rate it:

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tall orderA big job; a difficult challenge.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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cock-and-bull storyA far-fetched and fanciful story or tale of highly dubious validity.Rate it:

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never in a month of sundaysNever in a month of Sundays would I have imagined that you'd be this tall in real life!.Rate it:

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pie in the skyA belief that one's wildest dreams shall come true. A devotee, of pie in the sky is prone to believe the most impossible possibility. The taller the tale you can spin, the greater chance he'll buy into it!Rate it:

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spaghetti westernNickname for a motion picture produced by an Italian-based company and filmed in Europe, depicting a tale of cowboys and desperadoes set in the American Old West.Rate it:

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stovepipe hatA type of top hat worn mainly in the 19th century, made of silk or other materials and having a very tall, cylindrical, flat-topped crown.Rate it:

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top hatA man's formal hat, with a tall cylindrical crown (often of silk).Rate it:

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