"draw the long bow" Definition

  1. to tell extravagant stories, to exaggerate overmuch; same as “throw the hatchet.” From the extremely wonderful stories which used to be told of the Norman archers, and more subsequently of Indians’ skill with the tomahawk.

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Position in the dictionary: 1071 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: draw-boy, drawers, drawing teeth, drawlatch, dress a hat, dripping, drive, drive at, driz, driz-fencer
Previous words in the dictionary: draw off, draw, drain, draggletail, dragging time, dragging, drag, draft on aldgate pump, drab, doxy

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