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долго ли, коротко ли

разг to make a long story short

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— Ну так вот, долго ли коротко ли, Сьюлин задумала получить с янки за хлопок, который они сожгли, и за стадо, которое угнали, и за изгороди и за сараи, которые порушили.
“Well, the long and the short of her idea was to make the Yankees pay for the cotton they burned and the stock they drove off and the fences and the barns they tore down.”
Митчелл, Маргарет / Унесенные ветром. Том 2Mitchell, Margaret / Gone with the wind
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret
© 1936 By Macmillan Publishing Company, a division of Macmillan. Inc
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell and Trust Compnay of Ceorgia as Executors of Margaret Mitchell Marsh.
© renewed by Stephens Mitchell
Унесенные ветром. Том 2
Митчелл, Маргарет
© Перевод. Т. Кудрявцева, 1982

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долго ли, коротко ли
to make a long story short

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