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long-drawn-out

[lawng-drawn-out, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈdrɔnˈaʊt, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
lasting a very long time; protracted:
a long-drawn-out story.
2.
of great length; long:
a long-drawn-out line of soldiers.
Also, drawn-out, long-drawn.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for long-drawn-out

long-drawn-out

adjective
1.
over-prolonged or extended
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