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"spin a tale"

Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 06, 2003

In Reply to: "Spin a tale" posted by ctrl-alt-del on February 06, 2003

: I'd like to find out the origin and meaning of this phrase. Thanks!

The transitive of "spin" has a meaning of forming or creating as when a spider "spins" a web.
So when someone "spins a tale" he or she is creating or forming a story.