Значение идиомы stretch a point

[stretch a point] or [strain a point] {v. phr.} To permit somethingdifferent or more than usual; not tell the exact truth or make anexception.

Mother stretched a point because it was Christmas timeand let the children stay up later than usual.

It’s straining apoint to call Joe a hero just because he saved the kitten fromdrowning in the bathtub.

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