To Make a Long Story Short

The phrase ‘To Make a Long Story Short’ is used to indicate that you are providing just the basic facts rather than giving a lengthy explanation for something.

Example of Use: “To make a long story short, I ran into Tony and we decided to go to the game together.”

Interesting fact

The origin of the phrase 'to make a long story short' isn’t exactly known. It has been used in several classic works, indicating that it has been a common expression for more than 100 years.