a long story

noun

Definition of a long story

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a description of how something happened that is complicated to explain "Why are you late?" "It's a long story. I'll tell you later."

run a story

idiom (1)

Definition of run a story (Entry 2 of 3)

: to print an article The magazine ran a story about the scandal.

tell a different story

idiom (2)

Definition of tell a different story (Entry 3 of 3)

: to show that something different is true from what someone says is true He said he wasn't at the scene of the crime, but the fingerprints tell a different story.

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