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The definition of long drawn out is something that persists for a very long period of time.
An example of long drawn out is a story that goes on and on, long after the listeners lose interest.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
continuing for a long or very long time; prolonged
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Greatly extended or protracted; prolonged: a long-drawn-out speech.