to make a long story short


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long story short

An aside indicating that one is skipping extraneous or unnecessary details and getting to the point. Anyway, long story short, I got expelled for writing graffiti on bathroom stalls. My friend introduced me to her at a work function a year ago, and—long story short—we're moving in together next month.
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to make a long story short

To abbreviate a longer story by skipping directly to the point. To make a long story short, my opponent was better than me, and I lost, OK?
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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?"
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long story short

phr. to make a long story short. Then the guy comes over, and—long story short—“You got a match?”
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