suspend one's disbelief

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suspend one's disbelief ‎(third-person singular simple present suspends one's disbelief, present participle suspending one's disbelief, simple past and past participle suspended one's disbelief)

  1. (idiomatic) To willingly accept the premise of a story or work of art for the sake of enjoying it.
    Although the novel was quite farfetched, I was willing to suspend my disbelief.

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