donkey's years

donkey's years
noun plural Date: 1927 chiefly British a very long time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • donkey's years — n. a very long time; ages. [informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • donkey's years — ► donkey s years informal a very long time. Main Entry: ↑donkey …   English terms dictionary

  • donkey's years — This idiom means a very long time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • donkey's years — n. Informal a very long time …   English World dictionary

  • donkey's years — noun plural : a very long time * * * Informal. a very long time; eons. [1895 1900; prob. orig. donkey( s) ears, as rhyming slang for years, with years replacing ears once rhyming orig. was forgotten] * * * donkey s years A long time (a pun on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • donkey's years —    This idiom means a very long time .   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone has been doing something for donkey s years, they have been doing it for a very long time.     He knows the town inside out. He s been living here for… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • donkey’s years — n. a long time. □ I haven’t seen you in donkey’s years. □ It’s been donkey’s years since we talked …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • donkey's years — I Australian Slang very long time II Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary A long time III Everyday English Slang in Ireland n a long time I haven t seen him in donkey s years IV Irish Slang a long time …   English dialects glossary

  • Donkey's years — Someone said to me the other day that they hadn t seen me for donkey s years. It means they hadn t seen me for ages …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • donkey's years — informal a very long time. I ve been doing this job for donkey s years …   New idioms dictionary

  • donkey's years — British informal an extremely long time I haven t been swimming in donkey s years …   English dictionary

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