long-drawn-out

[ lawng-drawn-out, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈdrɔnˈaʊt, ˈlɒŋ- /

adjective

lasting a very long time; protracted: a long-drawn-out story.
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

over-prolonged or extended

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