go back a long way

Definition of go back a long way

1 :to have existed for a long time
  • These problems go back a long way.
2 :to have known each other for a long time
  • She and her business partner go back a long way (together).

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

back play
  1. : the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

  2. : the body considered as the wearer of clothes

  3. : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. : to, toward, or at the rear

  2. : in or into the past : backward in time

  3. : to or at an angle off the vertical

  1. : being at or in the back

  2. : distant from a central or main area

  3. : articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth

  1. : to support by material or moral assistance

  2. : substantiate

  3. : to assume financial responsibility for

long play
  1. : extending for a considerable distance

  2. : having greater length than usual

  3. : having greater height than usual : tall

  1. : for or during a long time

  2. : at or to a long distance : far

  3. : for the duration of a specified period

  1. : a long period of time

  2. : a long syllable

  3. : one taking a long position especially in a security or commodity market

  1. : to feel a strong desire or craving especially for something not likely to be attained

  1. : to be suitable or fitting

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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