Definition of to make a long story short in English:

to make a long story short

phrase

  • Used to end an account of events quickly.

    ‘to make a long story short, I married Stephen’
    • ‘I was doing research on how traumatic experiences impact memory functioning and to make a long story short, alien abductions was a type of traumatic experience people were reporting.’
    • ‘I became independent and to make a long story short, here I am now, living in an apartment, financially stable, and not addicted to drugs.’
    • ‘Anyway, to make a long story short, I met a guy - a fellow chorus boy - and we had a fling.’
    • ‘Well, to make a long story short, I impressed this group of young kids so much that they begged me to be on their team.’
    • ‘That's when we went public, and to make a long story short, it didn't work out.’
    • ‘Well, to make a long story short, Warren came to the play bearing a bouquet of roses for the leading lady, and the rest is history.’
    • ‘It was total drama, and to make a long story short, for one of the few times in my life, I thought I was in love.’
    • ‘So to make a long story short, I am finally graduating and I would never come back to this school to do my masters.’
    • ‘Anyway to cut a long story short, we complained as did other guests to the arrogant hotelier, who did, after being berated, agree to refund our money.’
    • ‘Having landed in the New World in 1519, he stumbled across the Aztec xocoatl drink and, to cut a long story short, was responsible for spreading its popularity across the globe.’