long haul


Definition of long haul

1 : a long distance
2 : a considerable period of time especially : long run

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long-haul \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˌhȯl How to pronounce long-haul (audio) \ 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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Recently, the pair gave fans another glimpse at their life together that proves these two are in it for the long haul. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Took Gwen Stefani on the Sweetest Family Vacation to His Home State," 1 Apr. 2019 In other words, a remarkably sharp reversal for an investor that prides itself on investing for the long haul. ... Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Too Cloudy for the Oracle," 25 Feb. 2019 These strategies lock in investor capital for the long haul, command higher fees than basic stock-and-bond portfolios—and are another way BlackRock can influence how companies are run. WSJ, "The Money Managers to Watch in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 And Capricorn’s self-sufficient majesty urges us onwards for the long haul, with the knowledge that our hardwon experience is the ultimate badge of honor. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes Aug 13-19," 11 Aug. 2018 Around the world, airlines were reading that forecast as a green light to take off for long hauls to New York City. Michael Wilson And Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "At J.F.K. Airport, the Planes Just Wouldn’t Stop Coming," 8 Jan. 2018 Might Uber customize these shuttles so that some will be intended for short jaunts and others for longer hauls? Pete Bigelow, Car and Driver, "Toyota Intends to Deploy Autonomous Rolling Stores by 2020," 8 Jan. 2018 Not to worry, though: their relationship timeline shows just how much the couple is in it for the long haul. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Shares Sweet, Rare Photo of Suri Cruise," 18 Feb. 2019 Still, those taking its new flight will face a literal long haul. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "June route roundup: Where airlines are adding (or cutting) service," 25 June 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
chiefly US : a long period of time

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