a shaggy-dog story meaning

  • [American slang]
    a kind of funny story that relies for its humor on its length and its sudden ridiculous ending.
      Don't let John tell a shaggy-dog story. It'll go on for hours.
      Mary didn't get the point of Fred's shaggy-dog story.

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