make a long story short


make a long story short
v. get to the bottom line, get to the point

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a long story short — {v. phr.} To summarize a lengthy narrative. * / So, to make a long story short, he said, I made a killing on the stock market. / Compare: IN A NUTSHELL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a long story short — {v. phr.} To summarize a lengthy narrative. * / So, to make a long story short, he said, I made a killing on the stock market. / Compare: IN A NUTSHELL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ a\ long\ story\ short — v. phr. To summarize a lengthy narrative. So, to make a long story short, he said, I made a killing on the stock market. Compare: in a nutshell …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to make a long story short — to cut/make/a long story short phrase used for saying that you will tell the end or the main point of a story without giving all the details To cut a long story short, we both spent the night in jail. Thesaurus: expressions used in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) make a long story short — to cut a long story ˈshort idiom (BrE) (NAmE to make a long story ˈshort) (informal) used when you are saying that you will get to the point of what you are saying quickly, without including all the details …   Useful english dictionary

  • to cut (or N. Amer. make) a long story short — used to end an account of events quickly. → story …   English new terms dictionary

  • (to) make a long story short — as a way to avoid a long explanation, I am going to give only the basic facts. To make a long story short, I was young and ambitious and I thought I could beat the guy …   New idioms dictionary

  • to make a long story short — in short …   English contemporary dictionary

  • long story short — phr. to make a long story short. □ Okay, long story short: everything that goes up comes down, okay? □ Then the guy comes over, and long story short “You got a match?” …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • (to) cut a long story short — to cut a long story ˈshort idiom (BrE) (NAmE to make a long story ˈshort) (informal) used when you are saying that you will get to the point of what you are saying quickly, without including all the details …   Useful english dictionary


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