long time no see


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Long time no see.

Cliché I have not seen you in a long time.; We have not seen each other in a long time. Tom: Hi, Fred. Where have you been keeping yourself? Fred: Good to see you, Tom. Long time no see. John: It's Bob! Hi, Bob! Bob: Hi, John! Long time no see.
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long time no see

It's been a long time since we met, as in Hi Bob! Long time no see. This jocular imitation of broken English originated in the pidgin English used in Chinese and Western exchange. [Late 1800s]
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long time no see

COMMON People say long time no see to someone that they have not seen for a long time. She raced in and said, `Hi, Dick, long time no see!'
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long time no see

it's a long time since we last met (used as a greeting). informal
This idiom developed as a humorous imitation of broken English spoken by a Native American.
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long time no ˈsee

(spoken) used when you greet somebody you have not seen for a long time: Well, hello! Long time no see.
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Long time no see

phr. I haven’t seen you in a long time. Hey, John! Long time no see!
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