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stretch a point

Definition of stretch a point in English:

Allow or do something not usually acceptable: since your daughter is one of my regular patients, I’m stretching a point
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  • My companion's pan-fried fillet of wild sea bass with herb vermicelli and confit tomato jus seemed to pass muster, though I suspect describing it as ‘wild’ was stretching a point.
  • Certainly, young players need far more and better conditioning than club rugby can ever offer them, but to claim that the pinnacle of the club game in Scotland is irrelevant to the professional ranks seems to be stretching a point.
  • While it would be stretching a point to say the government is benefiting from a ‘feelgood factor’, there is no ‘feelbad factor’ either.
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