a very long time; eons.
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Origin of donkey's years
1895–1900; probably orig. donkey('s) ears, as rhyming slang for years, with years replacing ears once rhyming orig. was forgotten
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informal a long time
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A long time, as in I haven't seen her in donkey's years. This expression punningly alludes to the considerable length of the animal's ears. [Early 1900s]
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