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string something out

Definition of string something out in English:

Prolong something: he had strung out the conversation
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  • But the NMC only offers guidelines on how employers should carry out the training, so the adaptation period can be strung out for much longer.
  • Clearly the tenant is hoping to string this matter out as long as possible but the time has come to draw it to a head.
  • The supreme court is considering the validity of the election result and they may string the process out for a week, but people say they are prepared to stay on the streets for as long as it takes.
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