合成形容词 “long-drawn-out” 的意思是 “过程或事件耗时过久，冗长的”，也就是 “拖拖拉拉，拖泥带水”，常暗示此事让人感到沮丧和无聊。
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.