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English definition of “long-drawn-out”

long-drawn-out

adjective     /ˌlɒŋ.drɔːnˈaʊt/ US  /ˌlɑːŋ.drɑːn-/
taking more time than is necessary: a long-drawn-out processLasting for a long time
(Definition of long-drawn-out adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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