+1 for giving an option to not truncate the description.
The problem here is that this description gets truncated on the server side. I strongly argue that this is something that should be handled exclusively by CSS, as doing so would completely cover this issue (and many others).
Also I cannot see why this would need to be truncated in the first place. If the user puts in a lengthy description there, he probably has a rather valid reason to do so.
In my case, it is the description of a MultiJob, and I want to display the branch names of two subprojects, as well as a URL that points to the QA system where the projects got deployed to.