英语咬文嚼字: spin a story

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英语咬文嚼字

英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

spin a tale (on)
spin a yarn (on)
spin tales (on)

Meaning
Make up a story; tell a story, either to deceive someone or for entertainment
编造故事, 杜撰故事

Origin
In the UK the saying is often 'to spin a yarn' - a yarn being a story or tale. At first this seems an odd combination of words until it's remembered that, in the old days, women used to spin yarn on spinning wheels. They frequently did this in groups and, to pass the time, they often told each other stories. In time the words came to mean the production of the stories themselves.
---- from phrases.org.uk

Citations
AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins tales on bin Laden, Iraq war. President Donald Trump falsely boasted that he predicted Osama bin Laden’s 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and inaccurately asserted he had always opposed the war in Iraq in a news conference Sunday that often fell short on facts.
-- AP by HOPE YEN Oct 28, 2019

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