To Make a Long Story Short

( or )

Long Story Short





Previous Page



To Make a Long Story Short ( or ) Long Story Short :



The traditional expression “to make (or cut) a long story short” is now commonly abbreviated by omitting the first phrase:


“Long story short, I missed my plane.”


Although there’s a certain appeal to the notion of abbreviating an expression about abbreviation, the shorter form sounds odd to people not used to it.





























Common Errors Index




From To Make a Long Story Short to HOME PAGE



Follow These Links!