Expressions with the Noun “Story”
Enrich your vocabulary with these 10 interesting expressions with the noun “story”. There may be similar expressions in your language, too. 🙂
It’s a long story
Meaning: A story you don’t feel like telling because it’s too long.
Ex: What happened? – It’s a long story, I can’t talk about it now.
The story of my life
Meaning: used to say that you’ve been misfortunate too often.
Ex: People always misunderstand me – that’s the story of my life.
The same old story
Meaning: used to say that a certain bad situation is constantly repeating.
Ex: It’s the same old story – my roommate never has enough money for the bills.
The story goes
Meaning: something people are talking about.
Ex: The story goes that they’ve broken up.
To make a long story short
Meaning: used to tell a long story in a few details.
Ex: I wanted to study philosophy, but to make a long story short, I ended up as a lawyer.
It’s another/different story
Meaning: totally different compared to something else.
Ex: Last year, we had no vaccines for Coronavirus but this year is a different story.
The story behind something
Meaning: the meaning and/or origin of something.
Ex: And now, that’s the story behind the Haloween.
Have a story to tell
Meaning: to know something interesting.
Ex: If they could talk, the walls of the old castle would have a great story to tell.
Someone’s side of the story
Meaning: to be informed about a story or event from someone else’s view.
Ex: The judge wanted to hear the witness’s side of the story.
Cock and bull story
Meaning: a story that is difficult to believe.
Ex: He gave a traffic warden a cock and bull story about how his dog ate the ticket.
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