to cut a long story short


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long story short

An expression indicating that one is skipping extraneous or unnecessary details and getting to the point. Anyway, long story short, I got expelled for writing graffiti on bathroom stalls. My friend introduced me to her at a work function a year ago, and—long story short—we're moving in together next month.
See also: long, short, story

to cut a long story short

To skip boring, extraneous, or unnecessary details; to get to the point. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I got expelled for writing graffiti on bathroom stalls. My friend introduced me to her at a work function a year ago, and, to cut a long story short, we're moving in together next month.
See also: cut, long, short, story
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

long story short

Sl. to make a long story short. Okay, long story short: everything that goes up comes down, okay? Then the guy comes over, and—long story short—"You got a match?"
See also: long, short, story
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

to cut a long story short

BRITISH or

to make a long story short

AMERICAN
COMMON When you are describing something that happened, you can say to cut a long story short to mean that you are only going to mention the final result or point, without any extra details. I took a short-term job with the company and, to cut a long story short, I ended up as managing director. I saw a really good-looking guy stepping off the airplane and thought, Boy! I could go for him, and to make a long story short, we're getting married.
See also: cut, long, short, story
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

to cut (or make) a long story short

used to end an account of events quickly.
See also: cut, long, short, story
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

to cut a long story ˈshort

(British English) (American English to make a long story ˈshort) (spoken) used when a speaker is not going to describe all the details of something, only the final result: ‘What happened at the meeting?’ ‘Well, to cut a long story short, ten people are going to lose their jobs.’
See also: cut, long, short, story
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

long story short

phr. to make a long story short. Then the guy comes over, and—long story short—“You got a match?”
See also: long, short, story
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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