Idioms & Expressions

Idioms with the Noun ‘Story’

Enrich your vocabulary with these 5 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 one’s 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 particular 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.

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.

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