too long; didn't read


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too long; didn't read

An expression that indicates that one did not read an online article or post, usually because it was deemed too long and/or boring. Usually abbreviated "TL;DR." I really want to write "too long; didn't read" on all these novella-length rants my friend keeps posting on Facebook.
See also: read
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And TL;DR (too long; didn't read) means the status update is too long and the person couldn't be bothered to read it.