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a laundry list of (something)

A very long list of possible options or things that one wants or needs. Primarily heard in UK. The new political coalition has issued a laundry list of demands for the prime minister ahead of the referendum. The agency has created a laundry list of options for consumers looking to resolve their debt.
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laundry list

A very long list of items. I have a laundry list of projects I need to get done before Friday. The senator began the hearing by reading a laundry list of accusations for nearly 30 minutes!
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a laundry list

mainly AMERICAN
COMMON A laundry list is a long list of things, especially things you need or want. The president then went through a laundry list of proposals. This document is expected to set out a laundry list of reasons why shareholders should reject the bid.
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For more sprightly is Kedging's other long project, "Laundry Lists and Manifestoes." This twenty-two section poem takes its title from a couple of sentences of A.S.
Thus, when he lists the accomplishments of Congress during his time as speaker, we get laundry lists of bills that have passed.
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The author also provides extensive laundry lists of reference sources.
It seems it ought to be possible to make it clear, and manifest, just where lies the road ahead, and how we get from where we are to where we all want to be, without endless laundry lists of examples and scenic commentary.
which tend to come across either as laundry lists of familiar crossover ditties or as if they were tossed together from whatever the compiler could license cheaply, this idiosyncratic collection is clearly the product of one queen's twisted -- but on-target -- taste.