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laundry list

noun, Informal.
1.
a lengthy, especially random list of items:
a laundry list of hoped-for presents; a laundry list of someone's crimes.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for laundry-list

laundry list

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a list of items perceived as being long: a laundry list of complaints
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laundry list

noun phrase

A long bill of items to be obtained, discussed, done, or not done: This ''do-good'' laundry list draws sneers/ The cadets didn't need a laundry list of prohibitions/ A shopping list is not a strategy (1958+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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