phrase used to introduce a shortened account of events
Long story short, I made a big mistake.
long story short, veterans such as Lance Cpl. Williams "experience guilt over surviving."
To make a long story short, Frank Ricci was a New Haven firefighter with a sympathetic life story who was in line for a promotion.
long story short: if you can operate a remote-control car, you can operate a drone.
To make a longer tale into a nutshell: long story short, school's out baby