does not hold water

(idiom) a statement does not appear to be correct or reasonable

Example Sentences:

A: I believe that dinosaurs were on the earth 6000 years ago.
B: That theory doesn’t hold water. The earth isn’t that young!

When she told me that she thought the sun revolved around the earth, I told her that it doesn’t hold water. The earth moves around the sun!

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