drag out

  1. proceed for an extended period of time
    The speech dragged on for two hours
  2. last unnecessarily long
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How To Use drag out In A Sentence

  • An appeal would drag out the issue well into 2004, maintaining the current overhang on the share price for an additional unspecified period of time.
  • At any rate, the protests could drag out the proceedings.
  • Soon now, very soon, it'll not be possible to count the types of flowers in bloom in twos and threes and those who want to name them accurately will have to drag out the field books and the plant recognition guides.
  • The next week, he and his wife have a knock-down drag out physical fight over this woman in Chicago, and he winds up with a lulu of a black eye and a broken pair of glasses.
  • It's so annoying having to drag out the sewing machine every time I want to make a dress.
  • I've heard talk the 'mortgagee' tag is used to drag out the bargain hunters to properties that are simply normal sales. New Zealand Herald - Top Stories
  • The company was willing to drag out the proceedings for years.
  • Even if he gives Congress such evidence in the next few weeks, how intelligent was it to spook all our allies first and then drag out the evidence?
  • The first guy got out; the second stuck around so we could drag out a nowhere relationship for a while longer.
  • Let's not drag out this discussion, we've got to reach a decision.
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