Idiom: How long is a piece of string
Meaning: If someone has no idea of the answer to a question, they can ask 'How long is a piece of string?' as a way of indicating their ignorance.Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Long in the tooth
- In the long run
- Long time no see
- By a long chalk
- Give someone a piece of your mind
- Piece of cake
- More than one string to their bow
- Kick something into the long grass
- Draw a long bow
- Long time no hear
- Long shot
- Long face
- Cast a long shadow
- A long row to hoe
- The long and short
- Honest as the day is long
- Cut a long story short
- It's as broad as it is long
- Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
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