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Used to express disbelief in an account or excuse.‘Gone running, has he? A likely story!’
unlikely, implausible, unbelievable, incredible, untenable, unacceptable, inconceivableView synonyms
- ‘We knew your Government was seeking overseas bases, so we cooked up a likely story.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One of the characteristics of a reasonable explanation is that it be a likely story.’
- ‘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.’
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