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NOUN   a tall story | tall stories
ýkjusaga {kv}tall story
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Translation for 'tall story' from English to Icelandic

tall story
ýkjusaga {kv}
Usage Examples English
  • His articles in Time magazine include "A Tall story for our time" (1996) and "Live and Let Die" (1998).
  • Furphy's popularity may have influenced the usage of the Australian slang word "furphy", meaning a "tall story".
  • "A Chinese Tall Story" (...) is a 2005 Hong Kong fantasy adventure film written and directed by Jeffrey Lau. The story is loosely based on the 16th-century novel "Journey to the West".
  • A contemporary review in Kirkus Reviews called it "A kind of classic small tall story (in latrine language)".
  • James Nicoll has commented that it is "apparently based on an urban legend". In fact, it is essentially a science-fictional retelling of a traditional tall story called "The Shovewood".
  • His supporting roles in Hong Kong films, such as "The Twins Effect II", "A Chinese Tall Story" and "Kung Fu Dunk" pushed his stardom to regions beyond Taiwan.
  • The tall story of Algerian corsairs and a five-year captivity in North Africa, not to mention the fortuitous escape of the entire crew, was considered too far-fetched to be true.
  • Hairston also hosted a celebrity golf tournament and had a small role in the 1981 "Happy Days" episode "Tall Story," where he played the father of an epileptic high school basketball player.
  • Whether this man was a mutant or this is a tall story is unclear.
  • The "Story of Soup-Kaspar" is parodied in Astrid Lindgren's "Pippi Longstocking" (1945), with a tall story about a Chinese boy named Peter who refuses to eat a swallow's nest served to him by his father, and dies of starvation five months later.
  • Bayfield released "A Very Tall Story", a memoir of his rugby days, on Sept. 15, 2022.
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