donkey's years


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Related to donkey's years: donkey work

donkey's years

n
informal a long time

don′key's years`


n.pl.
a very long time; eons.
[1895–1900]
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J's, Ian told me a 93-year-old man has been coming in once a week for a TJ's breakfast for donkey's years.
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It has not been like that with Liverpool for donkey's years.
e was there for donkey's years, according to Campbell, even gave Campbell a wet shave once.
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QWHY do people say donkey's years to indicate a long time?
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Baffour might spend donkey's years expressing discontent over the injustice or selective justice against Taylor for all we care.