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Explanation: The meaning of the phrase is "the story was at variance with reality" or "..was not at all in accord with reality", but the expression is colloquial. You might use terms like "mockery", "caricature" or "parody": e.g. "the story was a complete mockery", or else "the story was completely made up". There are many possibilities, these are just a few.