prolong the agony


prolong the agony
   If someone prolongs the agony, they make an unpleasant or tense situation last longer than necessary.
   

Please don't prolong the agony. Just tell me whether I've been accepted or not.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • prolong the agony — phrase to make an unpleasant feeling last longer, especially by making someone wait There’s no point in prolonging the agony – just tell her. Thesaurus: to delay someone, or to make someone waitsynonym to make something continue or last… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prolong the agony — to make an unpleasant feeling last longer, especially by making someone wait There s no point in prolonging the agony – just tell her …   English dictionary

  • agony — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excruciating, extreme, intense ▪ absolute, pure, sheer, utter ▪ exquisite ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • agony — noun (C, U) 1 very severe pain: the agony of arthritis | be in agony: The poor guy was in agony. | be agony spoken: It was agony having my wisdom teeth out. 2 a very sad, difficult, or unpleasant situation: It was agony not knowing if she would… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • agony — n. 1) to experience, feel agony 2) to prolong the agony 3) acute, deep, great, indescribable, untold; mortal agony 4) in agony (in great agony) * * * [ ægənɪ] deep feel agony great indescribable mortal agony …   Combinatory dictionary

  • agony — ag|o|ny [ˈægəni] n plural agonies [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: agonia, from Greek, trouble, great anxiety , from agon competition for a prize ] 1.) very severe pain ▪ the agony of arthritis in agony ▪ I was i …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • agony */ — UK [ˈæɡənɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms agony : singular agony plural agonies 1) great pain in agony: William fell to the ground, writhing in agony. 2) a strong and unpleasant feeling, especially great worry or sadness agony of:… …   English dictionary

  • prolong — verb (T) 1 to deliberately make something such as a feeling or activity last longer: I was trying to think of some way to prolong the conversation. 2 prolong the agony informal to delay telling someone something that they very much want to know:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prolong — pro|long [prəˈlɔŋ US ˈlo:ŋ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: prolonguer, from Late Latin prolongare, from Latin longus long ] 1.) to deliberately make something such as a feeling or activity last longer = ↑lengthen ▪ I was trying to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • agony — ag|o|ny [ ægəni ] noun count or uncount * 1. ) great pain: in agony: William fell to the ground, writhing in agony. 2. ) a strong and unpleasant feeling, especially extreme worry or sadness: agony of: She had to go through the agony of leaving… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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