spin a yarn

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Verb[edit]

spin a yarn

  1. (idiomatic) To tell or create a story, especially one which is lengthy or far-fetched.
    • 1864, Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?, ch. 14,
      Now I must tell you a little about myself;—or rather, I am inclined to spin a yarn, and tell you a great deal.