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“spin sth out” in British English

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spin sth out

phrasal verb with spin uk /spɪn/ us /spɪn/ verb present participle spinning, past tense spun, past participle UK also span

to make something such as an activity or story last longer than usual or necessary, or as long as possible:

Can we spin our holiday out for a few more days?
Somehow, she managed to spin her story out so that it took her the whole train journey to tell it.

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