the story goes
Definition of the story goes
—used to say that one is telling a story heard from other people The story goes that after he died, he haunted the house. She was very depressed or so the story goes.
Word by Word Definitions
: an account of incidents or events
: to narrate or describe in story
: to adorn with a story or a scene from history
: the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof
: a set of rooms in such a space
: a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building
: present tense third-person singular ofgo
: plural ofgo
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