cut a long story short

Cut a long story short
This idiom is used as a way of shortening a story by getting to to the end or the point.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cut a long story short — To come quickly to the point without lingering over details • • • Main Entry: ↑story …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut a long story short — • the long and the short of it • to cut a long story short • to put smth in a nutshell (from Idioms in Speech) the general result or effect; all that need be said; the upshot (in the fewest words possible, in short, in brief); the substance of… …   Idioms and examples

  • cut a long story short —  Be brief. Also cut it short …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • To Cut a Long Story Short — Infobox Single Name = To Cut a Long Story Short Cover size = Border = Caption = Artist = Spandau Ballet Album = Journeys to Glory A side = B side = To Cut a Long Story Short (instrumental) Released = 1981 Format = 7 Recorded = Genre = Synthpop… …   Wikipedia

  • (to) cut a long story short — to cut a long story ˈshort idiom (BrE) (NAmE to make a long story ˈshort) (informal) used when you are saying that you will get to the point of what you are saying quickly, without including all the details …   Useful english dictionary

  • To Cut a Long Story Short (book) — To Cut a Long Story Short (ISBN 0 00 226149 9) is a 2000 short story collection by British writer and politician Jeffrey Archer. Unlike his previous collections, which have contained 12 stories, this one has 15. A list of the featured stories is… …   Wikipedia

  • to cut a long story short — to cut/make/a long story short phrase used for saying that you will tell the end or the main point of a story without giving all the details To cut a long story short, we both spent the night in jail. Thesaurus: expressions used in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) cut a long story short — British & Australian, American something that you say when you are about to stop telling someone all the details of something that happened and tell them only the main facts. Anyway, to cut a long story short, we left at midnight and James left… …   New idioms dictionary

  • to cut a long story short — to summarize, to make it short …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to make a long story short — to cut/make/a long story short phrase used for saying that you will tell the end or the main point of a story without giving all the details To cut a long story short, we both spent the night in jail. Thesaurus: expressions used in… …   Useful english dictionary

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