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Definition of long-drawn-out adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

long-drawn-out

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(less frequent long-drawn, drawn-out)
 
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lasting a very long time, often too long synonym protracted long-drawn-out negotiations The trial was a long-drawn-out affair.
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