stretch a point

stretch a point (in sb's favour) — дать послабление, [сделать поблажку], смягчить правила

Meaning: to go beyond what is usual; to allow a little freedom from a rule, especially on a special occasion
When it came to salary rises, he hoped that the boss would stretch a point (in his favour) — but he didn't.
As it's your birthday, we'll stretch a point and let you stay up late.

2.
stretch a point and stretch the point (to interpret a point flexibly and with great latitude.)

Would it be stretching a point to suggest that everyone is invited to your
picnic?
To say that everyone is invited is stretching the point.