Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
by any stretch of imagination
by any stretch of the imagination
1) used to say that something is completely untrue or unimaginable
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can't be true by any stretch of the imagination
When you say that something is not true by any stretch of the imagination it means that it is not possible or is very difficult to imagine. This is an idiomatic expression that is used for emphasis and exaggeration. This is an idiom used in both social and professional contexts.
Social Examples (Basic)
My manager won't give me Friday offby any stretch of the imagination.
He isn't a good singerby any stretch of the imagination.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I can't see that strategy workingby any stretch of the imagination.
We are not out of the woods yet,by any stretch of the imagination.
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