for donkey's years

For donkey's years
(UK) If people have done something, usually without much if any change, for an awfully long time, they can be said to have done it for donkey's years.

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  • for donkey's years — (UK)    If people have done something, usually without much if any change, for an awfully long time, they can be said to have done it for donkey s years.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • For donkey's years —   (UK)   If people have done something, usually without much if any change, for an awfully long time, they can be said to have done it for donkey s years …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • donkey's years — noun plural : a very long time * * * Informal. a very long time; eons. [1895 1900; prob. orig. donkey( s) ears, as rhyming slang for years, with years replacing ears once rhyming orig. was forgotten] * * * donkey s years A long time (a pun on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • donkey's years —    This idiom means a very long time .   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone has been doing something for donkey s years, they have been doing it for a very long time.     He knows the town inside out. He s been living here for… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Donkey's years — Someone said to me the other day that they hadn t seen me for donkey s years. It means they hadn t seen me for ages …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • donkey's years — informal a very long time. I ve been doing this job for donkey s years …   New idioms dictionary

  • donkey's years — Informal. a very long time; eons. [1895 1900; prob. orig. donkey( s) ears, as rhyming slang for years, with years replacing ears once rhyming orig. was forgotten] * * * …   Universalium

  • in donkey's years — I haven t seen her in donkey s years. This means for a very long time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in donkey's years —     I haven t seen her in donkey s years. This means for a very long time.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • In donkey's years —    I haven t seen her in donkey s years. This means for a very long time …   Dictionary of English idioms

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