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it's a long story

Definition of it's a long story in English:

informal Used to indicate that, for now, one does not want to talk about something that is too painful or complicated.
Example sentences
  • It's (the tail end of) Purim, when it's traditional to eat triangular shaped pastries, though frankly it's a long story that I can't go into now.
  • ‘I - it's a long story,’ she said, looking away and twisting her fingers painfully.
  • But it's a long story, and I don't have the energy right now.
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