long drawn outlong-drawn-out
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.
Greatly extended or protracted; prolonged: a long-drawn-out speech.
(comparative more long-drawn-out, superlative most long-drawn-out)
- Protracted, extending for a great period of time.
- It is designed to help plaintiffs' firms with long-drawn-out cases and high attorney cash expenses.