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take forever

To take a very long time. You took forever to get home. Was there traffic? Why is it taking forever for our food to come out? Did they forget about us?
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Pale panko takes forever to brown, usually unsuccessfully, on something moist in the oven, which is why we give it an initial boost.
It takes forever to get back into central London from the O2.
Any pressure washer can clean a hard surface like concrete, but it takes forever, and if you move the nozzle too fast or too slow, you wind up with streaks and striping.
Or why February - so smug about being the 'short month' - takes forever to be finished?
And as the weather starts to get better, I live in fear of exposing my arms and legs as the preparation takes forever.
Their dying takes forever, So they hospice themselves on
5) Jay makes a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the adults in the family, but they may not make it when Gloria takes forever to get ready.
It takes forever to load a program or it crashes once you do.
Like a wagon with a wobbly wheel, it takes forever to go almost LOWDOWN THE REEL IF YOU LIKED .
And I'm well aware that when buried, plastic takes forever to rot down, but here in Coventry we don't have that problem as all our waste goes to incineration.
Aurelia has learned a little Japanese on the long voyage and learns more over the long years, but takes forever to accustom herself to the history and cultural traditions of the complex and elaborate tea ceremony that the Shin family has taught for many generations.
And while the final battle scenes as the rebel Varden forces are besieged by the tyrant's Orc like troops are well staged it takes forever to get there, with very little real excitement along the way.
cartoons to, in a scene in which a secretary takes forever to traverse an office, Tati's ``Playtime.
If you ask a bunch of kids to move to another part of the room," she says, "they lose concentration and it takes forever to get them back into control.
I've heard more than one homeowner say that it seems like their filter takes forever to get dirty.