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drag on

Meaning: to continue for longer than seems necessary or usual

For example:

  • drag on His speech seemed to drag on for hours. People were yawning and looking at their watches, but he still kept going!

  • drag on The case dragged on for many years because the defendant's lawyers kept appealing to higher and higher courts.

Nouns often used as subjects with
drag on: meeting, speech, case, trial, lecture, debate, movie, concert, lesson

Quick Quiz:

The meeting seemed to be dragging on, and many people wanted it
  1. to start soon
  2. to keep going
  3. to finish soon

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