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Far fetched

Not closely connected; a remote conceit; as, “a far-fetched simile,” a “far-fetched allusion.” Also, obtained from a foreign or distant country, “quod rarum est, carum est.”

“The passionfor long, involved sentences ... and far-fetched conceits ... passed away, and a clearer and less ornate style became popular.” —Lecky: English in the Eighteenth Century, vol. i. chap. i. p. 91.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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