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Expressions used when telling stories - synonyms or related words

it all began

used for introducing a long story or account of something



used when telling a story for introducing the words that you or someone else has said




used when telling a story for introducing the words that you or someone else has said



used in stories to mean at a particular time in the story

there I was/we were

used when you are telling a story and you want to give a summary of the situation that you were in at a particular stage

with that, someone does something

used in a story for saying that someone leaves immediately after saying or doing something

the long and the short of it

used for saying that you will tell someone a long and complicated story very quickly and simply

to be continued

used for saying that a story will begin again at a later date, starting from the point where it stopped

to cut/make a long story short

used for saying that you will tell the end or the main point of a story without giving all the details



used for introducing information that you think someone needs to know in order to understand the story that you are telling

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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