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take forever

To take a very long time. You took forever to get home. Was there traffic? Why is it taking forever for our food to come out? Did they forget about us?
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I'm raising my own geese because getting one's hands on kosher goose meat in Italy is pretty complicated: The meat has to be ordered from France, takes forever to arrive, and costs an indecent amount of money.
And if you live in an area with poor internet speed (yes, they exist in many places and the benefits generally outweigh the drawbacks), reading online takes forever. Besides, how many steps does it take to stick a news story for follow-up to the fridge with a magnet for a print paper vs.
It takes forever to repair and this just goes to show that we have not been able to update or maintain our train tracks.
Although the personnel at city hall are friendly, it takes forever to conduct business there.
Not in Nigeria where prosecution, like other fundamental national issues, takes forever before a final court verdict is given.
It takes forever to get going and when it does it is a disjointed mess.
"The price goes up immediately when crude oil prices rise, but it takes forever for the price to go down when crude oil prices slide," said a Seoulite surnamed Park.
(Pale panko takes forever to brown, usually unsuccessfully, on something moist in the oven, which is why we give it an initial boost.)
So getting anywhere takes forever. There's the issue of water and food."
"It takes forever. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilisation."
It takes forever. It's not like building nuclear reactors or railway systems.
It takes forever" Actor Sir Michael Caine, 83, who says he repeats his lines to himself a thousand times before he goes on set "Why concentrate on the negative?
It takes forever" - Actor Sir Michael Caine, 83, who says he repeats his lines to himself a thousand times before he goes on set.
It takes forever to get back into central London from the O2.
Any pressure washer can clean a hard surface like concrete, but it takes forever, and if you move the nozzle too fast or too slow, you wind up with streaks and striping.