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Used to indicate that, for now, one does not want to talk about something that is too painful or complicated.
- ‘Yeah, it's a long story, I'll tell you some other time.’
- ‘But it's a long story, and I don't have the energy right now.’
- ‘I would do a reading for you, but I just don't do reading for strangers; it's a long story.’
- ‘Never mind, it's a long story - I just owe her something from the past.’
- ‘Look it's a long story and I don't want to talk about it okay!’
- ‘I really need you to come home - it's a long story and I'm really, really sorry.’
- ‘Lois glanced away from me, saying ‘Look, Kendra it's a long story.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Yeah, I don't like sunny weather, it makes me depressed, it's a long story so I'll end it there.’
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