phrase used to introduce a shortened account of events
Long story short, I made a big mistake.
long story short, veterans such as Lance Cpl. Williams "experience guilt over surviving."
To make a long story short, Frank Ricci was a New Haven firefighter with a sympathetic life story who was in line for a promotion.
long story short, Romney did indeed call for government financing, but only after bankrupcy.
long story short: if you can operate a remote-control car, you can operate a drone.
long story short: black farmers complained that they had been discriminated against when seeking loans from a USDA program.
However, to make a long story short, the sofa remained our sofa.
Indeed, to make a long story short I had got to be a regular “masher.”
To make a long story short, all will see—to use a vulgar term—that my arrival was "just nuts to Old Glory," as some one told me.
To make a long story short, Captain Littleton made us a present of her.
To make a long story short, the whilom fine, proud pheasants are of faded hue and look ruffled.
To make a longer tale into a nutshell: long story short, school's out baby