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shaggy dog story

noun [C]
 
 
a long joke which has an intentionally silly or meaningless ending
不着边际的冗长笑话
Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
Translations of “shaggy dog story”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不著邊際的冗長笑話…
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