合成形容詞 「long-drawn-out」 的意思是 「過程或事件耗時過久，冗長的」，也就是 「拖拖拉拉，拖泥帶水」，常暗示此事讓人感到沮喪和無聊。
It was such a long-drawn-out film that I fell asleep. Nothing seemed to happen and I was so bored.
The new CEO gave such a long-drawn-out speech that some people started to leave.
The negotiations between the two countries became a long-drawn-out process as neither side could agree.