A likely story

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British pronunciation/ɐ lˈaɪkli stˈɔːɹɪ/
American pronunciation/ɐ lˈaɪkli stˈoːɹi/
a likely story
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a way of saying that one does not believe something because it sounds too unbelievable or exaggerated

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a likely story definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "a likely story" and when to use it?

The exact origin of the idiom "a likely story" is not precisely documented. It has been in common usage for many years and has been used to express skepticism or doubt about the credibility of a statement or explanation that seems improbable.

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He claims he had no idea about the surprise party, but it's 'a likely story' because he's always so curious.
'A likely story,' the teacher thought.
He swears he didn't eat the last slice of cake, but it's 'a likely story' considering it's his favorite.
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