long-drawn-out


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long-drawn-out

(lông′drôn′out′, lŏng′-)
adj.
Greatly extended or protracted; prolonged: a long-drawn-out speech.

long-drawn-out

adj
over-prolonged or extended

long′-drawn`-out′



adj.
lasting a very long time; protracted; drawn-out: a long-drawn-out story.
Often, long′-drawn′.
[1900–05]
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long-drawn-out

adjective prolonged, marathon, lengthy, protracted, interminable, spun out, dragged out, overlong, overextended a long-drawn-out election campaign

long-drawn-out

adjective
Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
Translations

long-drawn-out

[ˈlɒŋdrɔːnˈaʊt] ADJinterminable

long-drawn-out

[ˌlɒŋdrɔːnˈaʊt] adjche va per le lunghe, interminabile

long1

(loŋ) adjective
1. measuring a great distance from one end to the other. a long journey; a long road; long legs.
2. having a great period of time from the first moment to the last. The book took a long time to read; a long conversation; a long delay.
3. measuring a certain amount in distance or time. The wire is two centimetres long; The television programme was just over an hour long.
4. away, doing or using something etc for a great period of time. Will you be long?
5. reaching to a great distance in space or time. She has a long memory
adverb
1. a great period of time. This happened long before you were born.
2. for a great period of time. Have you been waiting long?
ˈlongways adverb
in the direction of the length. The planks had to go into the lorry longways.
ˌlong-ˈdistance adjective
long-distance races; a long-distance lorry-driver; a long-distance telephone call.
ˌlong-drawn-ˈout adjective
taking a needlessly long time. long-drawn-out discussions.
ˈlonghand noun
ordinary writing as opposed to shorthand.
long house
in tribal societies, a long rectangular dwelling shared by several families, especially in south-east Asia and amongst North American Indians.
long jump
a sports contest in which people jump as far as possible.
long-playing record (usually abbreviated to LP)
a record which plays for a long time.
ˌlong-ˈrange adjective
1. able to reach a great distance. long-range rockets.
2. taking into consideration a long period of time. a long-range weather forecast.
ˌlong-ˈsighted adjective
having difficulty in seeing close objects clearly.
ˌlong-ˈsightedness noun
ˌlong-ˈsuffering adjective
patiently enduring a great deal of trouble.
ˌlong-ˈwinded adjective
(of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long.
as long as / so long as
1. provided only that. As/So long as you're happy, it doesn't matter what you do.
2. while; during the time that. As long as he's here I'll have more work to do.
before (very) long
soon. Come in and wait – he'll be here before long!
in the long run
in the end. We thought we would save money, but in the long run our spending was about the same as usual.
the long and the short of it
the whole story in a few words.
no longer
not now as in the past. This cinema is no longer used.
so long!
goodbye!.