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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Democrats are prepared for the long haul — even Gillum, who gave a teary concession speech on election night. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Florida’s high-stakes recounts for governor and Senate, explained," 15 Nov. 2018 Those are transitory measures that don’t drive growth for the long haul. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "3% Growth, If We Can Keep It," 26 Oct. 2018 Enter the onslaught of dry, itchy skin that’s currently settling in for the long haul. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Preventing Dry Skin—From a Top Dermatologist," 26 Oct. 2018 If this tat is any indication, Joe and Sophie are clearly planning to stay together for the long haul. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Get Matching Tattoos Inspired By 'Toy Story'," 8 Oct. 2018 So while many low-carb lovers may be tempted to take things to the next level, the carnivore diet implies that 0% of your calories come from dietary carbohydrates — a practice that's highly unsustainable for the long haul. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "What You Need to Know About the Carnivore Diet," 7 Sep. 2018 But the reality of the situation is that Robert is investing for the long haul and will not need the money in his investment portfolio for at least 20 years. Michael Wagner, miamiherald, "Millennials should embrace, not fear, stock market volatility | Miami Herald," 14 May 2018 While plenty of research has indicated that climate change will produce more warming in California over the long haul and probably have little impact on rainfall totals, scientists have looked less at what will happen in the short-term. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "California’s deadly 1862 flood likely to repeat within 50 years, study says," 23 Apr. 2018 Its interim manager most certainly isn't sticking around for the long haul and the whole leadership structure of U.S. Soccer is headed for a transition period, with the presidential election exactly a month down the road. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "The Most Intriguing Elements of USMNT's 2018 January Camp," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of long haul

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of long haul was in 1839

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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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tremendous in size, volume, or degree

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