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a likely story

Definition of a likely story in English:

Used to express disbelief in an account or excuse: Gone running, has he? A likely story!
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  • The Timaeus, however, presents itself not as serious cosmology but merely as a likely story, an example of the kind of account that Plato thinks is the right one to give; it is poetic and grandiose in style.
  • Craccum: rehashing news from the Dominion Post on the legal action, and ignoring a likely story about why the University of Auckland was the best in the country - research wise at least.
  • The gentleman told me his name was ‘John’, a likely story, I thought to myself and that it was his ‘sixth day at the gym’.
Synonyms
unlikely, implausible, unbelievable, incredible, untenable, unacceptable, inconceivable
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