être long comme un jour sans pain

“Être long comme un jour sans pain” is a metaphoric French expression that translates literally to: “to be long like a day without bread”. English meanings include:

  • to be endless
  • as long as a month of Sundays

French meanings include “sans fin” (without end), très long, interminable (very long, never-ending) and simply ennuyeux (boring). Here’s an example sentence:

Elle m’a demandé de lire son mémoire de maîtrise mais c’était long comme un jour sans pain! She asked me to read her thesis but it was endless!

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