long-drawn-out

adjective
variants: or long-drawn

Definition of long-drawn-out

: extended to a great length

First Known Use of long-drawn-out

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long-drawn-out was in 1592

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“Long-drawn-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-drawn-out. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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long-drawn-out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of long-drawn-out

: continuing for a long time or for too long

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