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a long weight

An imaginary object that someone is instructed to request from someone else, who then proceeds to leave them waiting indefinitely while it is being "located." A practical joke usually played on a new member of a group or organization. A: "The other guys told me to go ask the foreman for a long weight, and he just left me waiting for nearly an hour before I finally gave up!" B: "Gosh, did you really not underweight that they were pulling your leg?"
See also: long, weight