long haul


Definition of long haul 

1 : a long distance

2 : a considerable period of time especially : long run

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Other words from long haul

long-haul \ˈlȯŋ-ˌhȯl \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for long haul


afar, country mile, far cry, mile


hair, inch, step, stone's throw

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Examples of long haul in a Sentence

Driving across the country would be a long haul. growing up in suburban New England, I used to think the 10 miles between our house and the mall was a long haul

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In the long haul, the implications of the tax law are less clear. Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg.com, "Berkshire’s CEO Succession Heightens Interest in Buffett Letter," 22 Feb. 2018 Strange how things can unravel … and circumstances might play out … and ultimately connect in the long haul. Vahe Gregorian, kansascity, "Mizzou breaking through under Cuonzo Martin," 18 Jan. 2018 In the long haul, zero-sum mentalities can actually undermine the pluralistic ideals that progressive papers, such as the Times, tout as their goal. Hal Boyd, National Review, "The Progressive Art of Shaming Mormons," 10 Jan. 2018 Because the first potato was not built for the long haul, the interior wasn’t ideal for storage. Bill Manny, idahostatesman, "New Big Idaho Potato has AC, a mashed-potato interior and cushy digs for Spuddy Buddy," 20 June 2018 And how to use some extra cash for the long haul, too. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Valentine's Day: How to show the love for less than $50," 8 Feb. 2018 Grissett stayed in it for the long haul, eventually returning to Alabama and working in multiple jurisdictions. Lawrence Specker, AL.com, "Julius Schulte, officer killed by Vernon Madison, remembered as execution nears," 25 Jan. 2018 The Maya family signed a 25-year lease for the building, Miguel Danny Maya said, with the intent of being around for the long haul. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Taqueria Maya owners open Mexican restaurant with a millennial twist in railyard," 12 July 2018 At this point, Scott saw himself in the business of automotive parts for the long haul. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Rick Scott and family made $550M in one transaction. How 'blind' is his blind trust?," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of long haul

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of long haul

: a long journey or distance

: a long period of time

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