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megillah, the

noun phrase

Something very long and tedious told or explained exhaustively: I've been listening to all this here Megillah/Let's not have the megillah/a whole megilla (song and dance)

[1909+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew, ''scroll, volume,'' esp the Book of Esther read aloud in its entirety at Purim celebrations]


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