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Shaggy dog story

Posted by ESC on June 17, 2005

From bartleby.com

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
shaggy-dog story
SYLLABICATION: shag·gy-dog story
PRONUNCIATION: shg-dôg, -dg
NOUN: Informal A long, drawn-out anecdote ending with an absurd or anticlimactic punch line.