Definition of It's a Long Way to Tipperary from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

It's a Long Way to Tipperary

 
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the title and first line of a music hall song popular with British soldiers during World War I. Tipperary is a town in southern Ireland, and the singer, an Irishman, wants to return there to see ‘the sweetest girl I know’. It is still used as a marching song.