long·bow

/ˈlɑːŋˌboʊ/ noun, pl -bows [count]
: a large wooden weapon (called a bow) that shot arrows and was used for hunting and fighting in the past

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  • draw a long bow — If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • draw a long bow —    If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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