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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