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English definition of “long story short”

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long story short

US
C1 used when you do not tell all the details: Long story short, I got fired.
Translations of “long story short”
in Chinese (Traditional) 長話短說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长话短说…
(Definition of long story short from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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