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A reference to the satirical magazine Private Eye, which used the phrase at the end of overlong articles and opinion pieces. (The magazine never included that many pages). Usually put in parentheses and often abbreviated in various ways. Primarily heard in UK.
1. Used to humorously and abruptly terminate a piece of writing to indicate that it could otherwise go on indefinitely. What's wrong with him? Well, he's a liar, a cheat, a dimwit, a lecher (continued page 94)! Kids these days, I tell you. With their eyes glued to their devices, no time to sit and talk to you, so self-absorbed and self-conscious, no appreciation for a hard day's work (cont. p.94).
2. Used to highlight an abrupt ending to a piece of writing, especially a news or magazine article. A: "Wait, that's it? Why is this article just three paragraphs? Where's the rest of it?" B: "Heh, continued on page 94, looks like."
See also: continue, page
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