Definition of it's a long story in English:

it's a long story


  • Used to indicate that, for now, one does not want to talk about something that is too involved or painful.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lois glanced away from me, saying ‘Look, Kendra it's a long story.’’
    • ‘Yeah, it's a long story, I'll tell you some other time.’
    • ‘Look it's a long story and I don't want to talk about it okay!’
    • ‘Never mind, it's a long story - I just owe her something from the past.’
    • ‘I really need you to come home - it's a long story and I'm really, really sorry.’
    • ‘Yeah, I don't like sunny weather, it makes me depressed, it's a long story so I'll end it there.’
    • ‘I would do a reading for you, but I just don't do reading for strangers; it's a long story.’