long-drawn-out

[lawng-drawn-out, long-]
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adjective
  1. lasting a very long time; protracted: a long-drawn-out story.
  2. of great length; long: a long-drawn-out line of soldiers.
Also drawn-out, long-drawn.

Origin of long-drawn-out

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for long-drawn-out

long-drawn-out

adjective
  1. over-prolonged or extended
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