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shaggy-dog story

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A long, drawn-out anecdote ending with an absurd or anticlimactic punch line.

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  • n. A long, rambling, pointless story or joke, especially one with an absurd punchline

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