long time no see

long time no see
long time no see spoken phrase
used when you meet someone who you have not seen for a long time
Thesaurus: ways of saying hellosynonym
Main entry: long

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informal it's a long time since we last met (used as a greeting)
Origin:
in humorous imitation of broken English spoken by an American Indian

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long time no see
informal
— used as a greeting for someone you have not seen for a long time

Well hello there! Long time no see!

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Main Entry:long
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long time no see — see long, 1
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Main Entry:see

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long time no ˈsee idiom
(informal) used to say hello to sb you have not seen for a long time
Main entry:longidiom

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