a long time ago

idiom

: far in the past : not at all recently
It happened a long time ago.

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Recent Examples on the Web First of all, there’s no question that that the language of movies — and action scenes in particular — was determined a long time ago. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 22 May 2024 The real reason is because friends, and most definitely my family, quit listening to me a long time ago. Sherry Kuehl, Kansas City Star, 22 May 2024 Though the prequel film takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, see what Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson and more ‘Phantom Menace’ stars are up to today Star Wars fans rejoiced on May 19, 1999. Alexia Fernández, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 Minimum starting salaries for new teachers should have been mandated a long time ago. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for a long time ago 

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“A long time ago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20long%20time%20ago. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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