for donkey's years

for donkey's years

For a long time. I haven't been here for donkey's years—I can't believe how much the town has changed.
See also: year

for donkey's years

for a very long time. informal
For donkey's years is a pun referring to the length of a donkey's ears and playing on a former pronunciation of years as ears .
1998 Ardal O'Hanlon The Talk of the Town He'll be no loss, that's for sure. Sure his own family haven't spoken to him for donkey's years.
See also: year
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e was there for donkey's years, according to Campbell, even gave Campbell a wet shave once.
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