long run

long-run

[lawng-ruhn, long-]
adjective
happening or presented over a long period of time or having a long course of performances: a long-run hit play.

Origin:
1900–05

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long-run

adjective
relating to or extending over a relatively long time; "the long-run significance of the elections"; "the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war"; "a long-term investment" 
long run

noun
a period of time sufficient for factors to work themselves out; "in the long run we will win"; "in the long run we will all be dead"; "he performed well over the long haul" 
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