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(of an object) Having a greater than average height
“With over three hundred skyscrapers, the city of Hong Kong currently has the most number of tall buildings in the world.”
(of a person) Having a greater than average height and build
“He chose to pursue a career in sports because he was naturally tall and athletic.”
(of a person) Having a greater than average height with a rangy build
“He had, by this time, changed quite a bit from the tall, scrawny boy he used to be.”
Implausible or untrue
“Be warned that he has a penchant for telling tall stories about his life and achievements.”
Requiring more effort than could be reasonably expected or asked for
“The interns felt that Frank Underwood's demands for amendments to the education bill were a tall order.”
Given to using language in a showy way
“Michael had a penchant for using tall talk to impress others with his vocabulary.”
In measurement of height
“The average man is roughly 5 feet 9 inches tall.”
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