(adjective) Describing stories that are highly unlikely, but that often may be repeated and valued despite being obviously untrue.
EXAMPLE: Many cultures cherish apocryphal stories about the magical powers of their ancient founders.
|短语||fifth wheel 多余的人|
A person who serves no function.
EXAMPLE: When my father gave all my responsiblies in our family's business to my brothers, I felt like a fifth wheel, and so I started looking for another job.