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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for long-haul
  • There isn't much that the snakes don't do, except perhaps pick better movies for the long-haul flights.
  • The ill-fitting concavities cause hot spots-points of high pressure that become uncomfortable over a long-haul flight.
  • Our transportation and energy sector needs alternatives to long-haul gas-guzzling commutes and jet-fuel dependence.
  • Unless you're a master of sleeping on demand, long-haul flights can be a drag.
  • The big idea that bubbled up through the chain of command was a long-haul counter-insurgency campaign.
  • Your expensive long-haul flight is held up seemingly for ever.
  • At the macro scale, education initiatives need to build slowly and pace themselves for the long-haul.
  • But encouraging natural gas fleets won't influence what happens in the long-haul trucking industry.
  • They are long-haul truck components which significantly lower emissions and fuel consumption.
  • Driver fatigue is recognized as a major factor in accidents involving long-haul truck drivers.
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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