long story short

long story short

Sl. 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?"
See also: long, short, story

long story short

phr. to make a long story short. Then the guy comes over, and—long story short—“You got a match?”
See also: long, short, story
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At the approach of evening we marched again, and, to cut a long story short, by daylight next morning found ourselves upon the lowest slopes of Sheba's left breast, for which we had been steadily steering.
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To make a very long story short, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, best described in the current rough lexicon as a liberal Anglo-Catholic, is seeking to convince the ECUSA (and its Canadian counterpart, where formal blessings of same-sex unions have been sanctioned) to hold the fine on further "provocative" acts, pending a broader compromise within the Communion.
To make a long story short, I felt they lost interest in me.
Long story short, the fall broke her pelvis in two places and cost her six teeth.