Brewer's: 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.