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long haul

haul (def 21).
Origin of long haul


[lawng-hawl, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌhɔl, ˈlɒŋ-/
of or relating to a long haul.
1925-30 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for long haul
  • Of course they'd need to design a tank that could store enough air to fuel a long haul.
  • Conventional wisdom says it's a business move focused on the long haul.
  • People of different backgrounds, she says, have more to teach one another over the long haul than do people who are exactly alike.
  • The high price of gas is not a problem that needs to be fixed, except over the long haul with a sensible energy policy.
  • What really mattered was how a candidate managed his personal finances over the long haul.
  • Keep in mind also that over the long haul, the health and mental benefits of marriage are countless.
  • Over the long haul, you've got to invent or improve real products and services to grow.
  • In the long haul, that will probably make them richer.
  • But the changes weren't sufficiently radical to deliver better policing with fewer resources over the long haul, he says.
  • Better to forgo profit today than take it and alienate a client that might produce a lot more business over the long haul.
British Dictionary definitions for long haul

long haul

a journey over a long distance, esp one involving the transport of goods
a lengthy job
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Slang definitions & phrases for long haul

listen up

verb phrase

To listen closely; pay strict attention Often a brusque command: He can make you listen up with that violin of his (1960s+ Armed forces fr black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with long haul

long haul

A considerable distance over which something must travel or be carried. For example, It's a long haul from my house to yours. This usage dates from the late 1800s, as does the antonym, short haul, as in The movers charge just as much for a short haul as for a long one.
A considerable length of time, an extended period, as in This investment is one for the long haul. It is often put as over the long haul, as in Over the long haul we needn't worry about production. [ c. 1930 ]
Also see: in the long run
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