Meaning of “string sth out” in the English Dictionary

"string sth out" in British English

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string sth out

phrasal verb with string uk /strɪŋ/ us /strɪŋ/ verb [ T ] strung, strung


to make an activity last longer than necessary:

I think the lawyer's just stringing out the case so that he'll earn more money.

(Definition of “string sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)