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laundry list

A very long list of items. I have a laundry list of projects I need to get done before Friday. The senator began the hearing by reading a laundry list of accusations for nearly 30 minutes!
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a laundry list

mainly AMERICAN
COMMON A laundry list is a long list of things, especially things you need or want. The president then went through a laundry list of proposals. This document is expected to set out a laundry list of reasons why shareholders should reject the bid.
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If I require my pedagogy students to write lesson plans, those plans usually become laundry lists of the pieces to be covered, with no indication of Plans B, C and D, if the student does not "get it" the first time.
Thus, when he lists the accomplishments of Congress during his time as speaker, we get laundry lists of bills that have passed.
It seems it ought to be possible to make it clear, and manifest, just where lies the road ahead, and how we get from where we are to where we all want to be, without endless laundry lists of examples and scenic commentary.
which tend to come across either as laundry lists of familiar crossover ditties or as if they were tossed together from whatever the compiler could license cheaply, this idiosyncratic collection is clearly the product of one queen's twisted -- but on-target -- taste.
The approach looked too glib, the literary conceit too forced, the tone too optimistic, and the content too burdened with laundry lists of core technologies, new rules, and business revolutions.
Anyone can come up with these insipid laundry lists of personality types.